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Is Dna By Pcr Accurate After One Week Hiv

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how accurate hiv dna pcr test after 40 days..?

Hi Doctor, I had hiv dna pcr test at 40th day after having unprotected sex with unkonwn Girl i am not sure about her status.. After reading so many article and forums hiv dna pcr test is very accurate after 28 days of exposure in my case i have...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive. PCR RNA test is a great test to... Read more »

PCR DNA testing, is it accurate???

I asked the CDC if the PCR DNA test was accurate for the detection of HIV and their response was... Read more »

Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of... Read more »

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

Cameroon's HIV prevalence has dropped from about 12% in 2003 to 5.5% this year, according to a new health survey released Wednesday by the country's National AIDS Control Committee, the Associated Press reports. Health officials stressed that the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Risk Lower Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men Who Accurately Know Their HIV Status

A new analysis of data from 20 major U.S. cities reveals continued signs of sexual risk among gay and bisexual men, but shows dramatically lower sexual risk among those who accurately know their HIV status. The findings were published today in CDC's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India Must Enhance HIV/AIDS Programs in Uttar Pradesh to Accurately Estimate Number of Cases, Defeat Epidemic, Advocates Say

India must scale up its HIV/AIDS programs in the densely populated state of Uttar Pradesh to accurately estimate the number of HIV-positive people and curb the epidemic, according to HIV/AIDS advocates, Reuters India reports. The state -- one of... Read more »
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how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »

Window period for DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

I had possible exposure to HIV 3 weeks ago. In a week's time I am leaving for a place that doesnot have any discrete HIV testing facilities. I am tempted to go for a DNA PCR test.

It would help a lot if you can tell me what is the actual... Read more »


Posted by bura, 2 Replies

As u guys know, my PCR is at 132 copies. Dr Bob, says that if i am already 220 days negative (elisa test), the PCR test is not needed. My doctor in my area is trying to put my mind at ease, and is now requesting me to take the PRO DNA test.... Read more »

Advise on PCR-DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it the PCR-DNA test or are the PCR and DNA test different tests?

Is this test worth it? I did find a place close to me who gives it for 345.00 (ouch!).

Does this test produce a lot of false positives and negatives?

I have a month to go before my... Read more »