Is Dna By Pcr Accurate After One Week Hiv
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Posted by gpboy, 1 Replyi 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesGreetings,
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 RepliesHi,
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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesIs 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesOK This is the story. After little over a month of my last exposure I had a Elisa test (negative) and 16 days after the Elisa a DNA PCR. For the DNA I called a number the CDC hotline gave me for Specialized Testing. The DNA PCR came back negative... Read more »
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Stanford University, School of MedicineThe answer from the FDA in your first 1-4 are correct. For the next 3, in a reliable lab, if both tests are negative after 2-4 weeks of exposure, I would say the person is not infected. I have never seen a person with a negative PCR that was... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,You're welcome. I hope others will learn from your experience. Dr. BobRE: Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive Jan 27, 2011Hello Doctor BobYou may remember my case.The poor guy that took this test,came back possitive and getting all the tests till 3 months... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineRNA PCR measures the cell-free HIV virus in plasma, DNA PCR measures the HIV that is inside cells. If infection were present, both would be positive within several days to a couple of weeks after exposure. I am not sure why you would need to confirm... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineFirst, there are not "alot" of people with negative PCR tests during acute infection. In fact, quite the opposite. The only real reasons would be the test was done too early (< 2-4 weeks), or strains that could not be detected by... Read more »
Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk TestersMy 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 »
Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey ShowsCameroon'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 »
India Must Enhance HIV/AIDS Programs in Uttar Pradesh to Accurately Estimate Number of Cases, Defeat Epidemic, Advocates SayIndia 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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