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Is Pcr Dna Accurate After 28 Days

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DNA PCR 30 Days after PEP

Hi Dr Bob,I have been following your forum closely since my exposure and dont have a specific answer to my question. I "accidentally" had unprotected sex with a stripper. I would up getting moluscum and probably Herpes. (I have had recurrent genetal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for you and this website! Quite concerned over the following:I'm on PEP (Kaletra and Truvada) after a potential exposure (4 days ago) and noticed yesterday for a time (and again today) that my face is quite warm and I feel flushed. I have had the... Read more »

PCR Quantitative Test after 7 days

Hello Doctor,Five weeks ago, I performed oral sex on a male who I later found out was HIV+ but had... Read more »

scared scared scared....pcr @ 14 days ?

please help me i was exposed to hiv on 21/10/2007 ( unprotected anal sex on a female sex worker... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Treatment

...light; more light means that more virus is present in the patient's blood. The other test, called the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test (commonly called PCR), chemically multiplies the amount of viral RNA in a blood... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...test wouldn't have found any HIV in the blood. The test can be used for diagnosis , because it can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza

...influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) and direct immunofluorescence assays (DFAs) are lower than real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) tests and viral culture. A negative RIDT or DFA result does not rule out influenza... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
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PCR at >30 days

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...someone with HIV. There was no visible blood on the needle, but I did bleed. It only scratch the surface of the person with HIV. 5 days after the incident I got a head cold, lasted 4 days, then a slight fever, not over 100, lasted one day, then... Read more »

DNA PCR Qualitative Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can somebody tell me the accuracy of DNA PCR Qualitative tests? If they are accurate when should they be got done at the earliest? I have read that they are not advised due Read more »

27 day DNA PCR ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I just got a negative on a 27 day DNA PCR. I actually thought it was the 28th day - but later calculated it to be the 27th day (darn February!) Is this good ? Read more »

days for pcr rna

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How many days usually for lab to take the PCR RNA viral load test ? TKS Read more »