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Masturbation With Saliva And Dna Pcr Testing

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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

..."Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral 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 reaction marks the virus. The markers are measured and used to calculate the amount of virus....
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The truth about RNA, b-DNA, Quant, Non graph Hiv-1 Antibody tests, please?

Hello Doctor Rob,Ok, Ok, you're the man. So you get about 242 emails a day, but most seem from ignorant folk that should read the archives before they pester you. ("I touched the face of 327 HIV positive folk at an Aids charity ball, will I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Most HIV specialists wouldn't even recommend testing for such a minimal to nonexistent risk.Regarding plasma HIV b-DNA and RNA PCR tests, it's not that I don't like them. They are excellent tests when used for their appropriate purposes. I don't... Read more »

IS MASTURBATIN (MASTURBATION, 2010) (MASTURBATION SIDE EFFECTS, 2010) (MASTURBATION AND STD/HIV, 2010)

dear doc.. i am a 16 year old guy who is very concerned about this situation. for the past few months i have been masturbating a lot and i have also found acne on my whole face and back. is there anything i can do tohelp this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...misconceptions about enjoying your home entertainment center.Dr. BobDoctor, you changed my life. Please post this for others. (MASTURBATION SIDE EFFECTS, 2009) Sep 7, 2009Hello doctor. my story goes like this. I'm a 20 year old male. When I was... Read more »

Both risk of transmission and test accuracy question

Hi doctor!I truly appreciate your efforts here to eduacate the masses on HIV. For me it has had a calming effect.But here is my story. I first went (in the middle of the night) to a brothel where I had protected sex. However I performed unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contain visible blood is not considered to be a risk for HIV transmission.Regarding HIV testing, your negative combo test and RNA PCR at two weeks are encouraging; however, not conclusive. Current guidelines continue to recommend HIV-antibody... Read more »

Oral sex between two woman (WOMAN TO WOMAN) ( CUNNILINGUS)

Dear DrSorry, but this is a follow up to my last question. If HIV was contracted between two woman through oral sex, please explain to me how this would happen. I'm getting so many conflicting reports saying it is or isn't risky and that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from this incident? Are we talking about no risk here? Does this warrant testing? If a test is warranted would you recommend a PCR DNA test at 28 days. Please help us. We don't want to have to stress for the next 12 weeks before we she can get... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet... 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 »

DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the virus Read more »

Can Antibody testing, 2 DNA PCR and a P24 be wrong

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I have had the following NEGATIVE tests: Antibody Tests: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17 wks Qual. DNA PCR's: 12(HIV-1, HIV-2), 15(HIV-1 Labcorp) wks P24 Antigen: 17wks Had an ARS illness, worst flu of my life almost 3 months ago and Read more »