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Mosquito Bite 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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bed bug bites and HIV. Please concern.

Dr., Here is my situation. I had gone to visit couple of my friends who lives in a different state. I stayed at my friends place for two nights. I know this guy used to go around a lot in the college, he used to tell me that he has slept with...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV from bed bugs or any other insects. Read more »

Will I test positive while on meds.?

Thank you Dr. Bob for all the excellent informtion you provide for the many people who access this site. You are an renowned expert in the field of HIV and I so value your candid responses. I have a couple of questions, please:1. I was diagnosed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...know whether it is a lie that hiv has never been seen under EM as is stated in this article about how the virus through rna pcr is detected and in testing antibodies to the virus. Here is the website, so that you can research it. Please let us... Read more »

Is a pimple/bug bite hermetically sealed?

2 logical questions doc,If a drop of infected blood were to fall on a non-bleeding pimple and/or a minor insect bite scab would there be a chance of transmission?Do scabs and closed pimples offer the same protection as the epidermis against...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Two logical questions." The same logical answer. HIV cannot penetrate intact skin. A closed pimple or scabbed insect bite would not be considered an HIV risk.You're welcome.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV DNA PCR POSSITIVE (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Having a sex contact with a sexs worker(-protected vaginal-unprotected oral) and because of my anxiety reading of the risk of getting the disease,even if its a low risk, ihad cause i couldn wait an DNA PCR at 6 weeks on a lab. The result came back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,As I have frequently stated in this forum, PCR testing should not be used for routine HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false-positive results, technical considerations 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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Read more »
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am i infected here's my story ...please help..

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...where my skin raised but it went back down to normal over night and now they just look like burning scars about the size of mosquito bites, also felt my back really hot like from being out in the sun all day with some sweat but no fever, up to... Read more »

im not speculating i know im infected

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...penis which i know i never had, have dermatofibromas on my back, i have raised skin on several spots on my hands that look like mosquito bites but usually go away at night when i wake up i don't see them anymore and is not my imagination i showed... Read more »

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 »