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Inverted Condom And Dna Pcr Testing

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8 ELISA & 3 PCR tests after PEP (DOUBLE BAGGING) (USING TWO CONDOMS)

Dear Dr. Bob,Hw r u? am 28 yrs old south African. i had written u b4...bt didn't get reply...i know u r really busy helping ppl. pls this time reply me...i beg u.On the 30th of Jan 2008 i hada condom failure with a sex worker in Dubai. i used 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...making them more likely to break. This may well have contributed to your condom failure. (See below.)Finally, the post-PEP HIV-testing guidelines recommend an HIV-antibody test at three and six months post-exposure. You've had way too many tests,... Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort... Read more »
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Condoms

... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
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Oral protected sex with uknown condom status

Posted by sinso, 1 Reply
...was broken or taste any precum during the oral sex. I went yesterday to a infectology doctor and he recommend me to take a PCR Cualitative. My biggest fear its that i read about this kind of test and its carry a lots of false positive. In the... Read more »

Persisent Symptoms vs. Tests

Posted by Warren1234, 2 Replies
...later symptoms of sore throat and groin and underarm swelling ensued. Swelling in underarms continues 3 months later. I have tested a lot: pcr dna at 4 and 7 weeks, - non-detected various antibody tests at 4, 5, 7, 8 , 11 and 12 weeks - all... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test every two months there after up to early march 2010 all... Read more »

Tired of testing and lost.sos

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...developed the antibodies within a couple of weeks right? I had Elisas done at 1, 2,3,4,5,6, 7 months Negative. Odered DNA by PCR tests at 3 and 4 months. Negative Viral Load test b-DNA 50<copies at 5 months, result 266 copies, POSITIVE... Read more »