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Is Rna Pcr A Good Indicator

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hcv rna pcr quant and hcv rna pcr copies

Just was tested and got a result:AFP-TUMOR Marker 1.8 NG/MLhcv rna pcr quant "no reported value" IU/ML hcv rna pcr copies 6.36 COPY/ML I don't understand what does it mean. Is it bad or good result? Do I have a chance to recover? ...
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
You don't indicate why these tests were ordered. You also don't indicate whether a HCV antibody test or confirmatory test was done and what the results were. Thus, it is difficult to interpret what those lab results mean.... Read more »

please answer (RNA PCR versus DNA PCR 2009)

dear doc bob i had a risky hiv incounter from oral sex with a csw and drug abuser wich landed me... Read more »

hiv rna pcr on 65th day

My question is. . hiv rna pcr test at 65th day after contact is conclusive or not pcr test is... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

FDA Review of Viral RNA Testing

Shortly after the approval of the three protease inhibitors, the FDA reviewed the diagnostic assays that quantitate HIV RNA.These tests are being used by many clinicians to monitor viral loads in their patients and to assess their response to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid tests, which detect HIV antibodies, can provide immediate results but... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Nutrition and HIV

Good nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether one is living with HIV/AIDS. Optimal nutrition can help boost immune function, maximize the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy, reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Smart Bomb" RNA Molecule Could Take Out Drug-Resistant HIV

Researchers have engineered an RNA molecule to block freely circulating HIV as well as replication inside infected cells. Tests in mice engineered to be susceptible to HIV showed the chimeric RNAs reduced HIV-1 replication by several orders and... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I only recently had a "low risk" exposure (the receiver of unprotected oral sex and did not know the status of my male partner). I have been reading many of the posts and comments here and have seen PCR-DNA and RNA tests for HIV. What are these... Read more »

pcr dna or rna?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the pcr dna better than the pcr rna, which is the more reliable test? Read more »

pcr rna

Posted by chris11474, 3 Replies
what do you think about the pcr rna test? they say it is good after 9 to 11 days but very after 3 weeks. i know that it can give false positve but if it give a negative you are fine. is this true or not?they say it is 99 percent accurate after 3... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone here tested positive eventually after an undetetctable PCR RNA test at about 7 weeks?

Many thanks. Read more »