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Lap Dancing And Dna Pcr Testing

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dna pcr test

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that antibody testing is the "gold standard" of testing, but for who people who have a antibody producing deficiency would the HIV DNA PCR test be an acceptable test to use? I know that in some cases there may not be enough...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question; at least certainly not before being as proactive as I can on my end with the tests currently available to me given the elapsed time. I wont even delve into what I believe to have been the onset and continuation of many ARS symptoms as I... Read more »

please clarify the results....... will do a donation of $30

Dear Doctor........please give me your openion I took a HIV DNA PCR test on 13th December nearly at... Read more »

APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY (APTIMA - HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY, 2010) Part 2

To the good Dr. Bob, I have submitted a donation on-line, and will submit a heftier holiday... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a chemical... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...AIDS Hotlines. Some individuals, perhaps wanting results without waiting for the window period, may be curious about a PCR or other types of viral load (RNA) testing (testing directly for the virus itself). Viral load testing is generally... Read more »
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DNA PCR Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone recommend the DNA PCR test i.e. the test that looks for HIV directly rather than HIV antibodies. Does anyone have any experience of this test and Read more »

What do you think of DNA PCR tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it wise to get a DNA PCR test done. Does anyone have any experience with this? I called a web site that offers this service and they say that this test Read more »

Goodbye Everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...around and do some research from the established labs etc. and that is: If you have had a low risk exposure, (i.e. kissing, lap dance, receiving oral sex) then a 3 month test is conclusive... If you have had a high risk exposure (i.e.... Read more »

CLIA is not the CDC...

Posted by Anonymous
...idea "IF YOU'VE HAD A REAL EXPOSURE"...now again read what I just said..."IF YOU HAD A REAL EXPOSURE"...not kissing or some lap dance etc. etc. (I'm don't mean to insult anyone who would worry about this type of exposure, because I know how... Read more »