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Making Out And Dna Pcr Testing

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RNA PCR vs DNA PCR?

DR:What is the difference between the two? Which one is more accurate in making sure if one has HIV or not? I tested negative at 16 weeks, which one should I use to confirm??Thank you...
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
RNA 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 »

DNA vs RNA PCR tests

Dear Dr HowarthWhat is the difference between the two in terms of accuracy and when to test... Read more »

When to use PCR DNA testing?

According to some doctors, the PCR DNA test is the best option of testing when a person has a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Mutation That Protects Against Virtually Extinct Form of Malaria Makes Blacks More Susceptible to HIV, Study Says

A gene mutation that likely protected people living in sub-Saharan Africa from a form of malaria seldom found in the region now could make blacks more susceptible to HIV, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Host &... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian State of Goa Makes HIV Tests for Marriage Voluntary

The government of the Indian state of Goa has decided to allow HIV tests to be voluntary for couples registering for marriage, Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane said Friday at an international seminar, the PTI/ DNA India reports (PTI/ DNA India... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

This booklet is for women who got screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test and an HPV test. It will help answer common questions about: What is cervical cancer? What is HPV? Cervical cancer screening tests What Does My Pap Test Result... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Teens Talk About Sexuality, Relationships, Decision Making, and STDs

Decision Making: A Series of National Surveys of Teens About Sex is a new of survey "snapshots" on adolescent sexual heath issues from The Kaiser Family Foundation and Seventeen magazine. This nationally representative survey is part of a broader... Read more »
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Accuracy of pcr dna with antibody after 6 weeks - insertive oral

Posted by SDT, 4 Replies
Forum, I have asked this a couple of places but somewhat different answers. I had a happy ending which include a few seconds of oral.

Since I have had fatigue, fever, tingles- 3 weeks
Then loss of appetite at 4 weeks and progressed to muscle aches... Read more »

DNA PCR tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Where does one go for a DNA PCR test and will they usually not be given to you?

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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 to high false positive results. If so, then if result is negative is it... Read more »