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How Pcr Works For Hiv

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Hello,I have a protected intercourse and unprotected Oral Sex durimg the months of May and JUNE, and due to my curiosity, I went to the clinic and did a PCR RNA Test which came Positive this was last week, and yesterday I did a spot test which came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are thinking of killing yourself because you might be HIV positive. Often I skip over these melodramatic posts, as I think they are highly insensitive to those of us who struggle with the challenges of being "virally enhanced" on... Read more »

Working with DNA and PCR products

I have recently begun working in a lab in HIV research. I cannot find any information on the risk of working with extracted DNA and the concentrated viral pcr products. I know I have touched my face and splashed my mouth in a sequencing cleanup with...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Extracted DNA or PCR products are NONinfectious. The concern is only with handling primary material (e.g. culture material, human tissue with HIV present) since this is infectious.... Read more »

I have all the symptoms Will PCR WORK!!!

I gave and received oral sex with a girl 18 days ago (I am a male). Since that time I have had swallon lymph notes on my groin and sore throat. Just yesturday I had Diarrhea, have been very fatigued, and have a loss of appitite. Today I feel even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Swallen lymph notes?" What are those? As for having "everything in the book," my input would be that you are reading the wrong book. The risk of HIV transmission form oral sex is extremely low. Contracting other STD's... Read more »


Dr BobActually the Lab called me that they had reconfirmed the test and its negative.I am feeling really good now. Thanks. I will follow your advise and test only after 3 monthsPositive HIV DNA PCROct 17, 2008 Dr Bob, I just received my HIV DNA PCR...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Excellent news! I'll post your update immediately, as I'm sure your initial post worried some of our chronic worried wells! Like you, they too will be relieved.WOO-HOO!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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PCR Test for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I was exposed to HIV the first week of April. I came down with a condition my Doctor called Acute Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis. I feared it was HIV infection. The doctor administered the HIV antibody test after 35 days. It was negative. I was so... Read more »

9months 3rd gen Elisa and HIV PCR RNA negative. . is my nightmare over

Posted by Vince828282, 3 Replies
Some of you might think im crazy like my MD. But I am really stressed and cant move on. I made the biggest mistake of my life last year August 2013. I was completely wasted and was no longer myself, I had unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal... Read more »

What type of PCR tests are done in the USA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Molecular detection of human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection among commercial sex workers using the polymerase chain reaction in Singapore.
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1996 Nov;25(6):831-6. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/97207755
Goh CL; Chan RK;... Read more »

The PCR Test...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For those who are open minded and would like info on the PRC test, since it is often used as a test in AIDS (ie viral load). This is an interview with the inventor of the test Dr. Kary Mullis:

I... Read more »