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Is Rna Pcr A Good Indicator

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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 with genital herpes 2 weeks later i started experincing a mono like illness so i went and had a 3 month antibody test wich came back negative symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission/acquisition. Genital herpes is much more easily contracted via oral sex than HIV.The sensitivity and specificity of HIV PCR DNA (qualitative) and HIV RNA PCR (quantitative) test are similar, although studies indicate that the HIV DNA... Read more »


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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...the branched-chain DNA test ( bDNA ), is made by a company called Chiron (pronounced "KAI-ron"). The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR (commonly called the PCR ) test is made by Roche (pronounced "RO-sh").... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation


...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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...of any HIV-positive person who is not receiving ART. Significance of Viral Load By means of a very sensitive test called a polymerase chain reaction (PCR), it is possible to measure how many copies of HIV RNA may be found in the blood of an... Read more »
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PCR at 13 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had a PCR done at 13 weeks which came back negative. Problem is that I've been reading these boards - many comments on how innacurate the Read more »

another test came back

Posted by chris11474, 1 Reply 22 day test came back negative it was a pcr rna test. they did a antibody test and it came back negative. what do you think about the pcr rna test? they say that i dont Read more »

hiv rna test

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...dept thought you was too have any stds , dont they have to tell you so you dont spread it to next person . thanks, Does Hiv Rna cuts the window period Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies 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 tests? Do health clinics offer these tests? Are they expensive? Are they... Read more »