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Negative Rna Pcr And Negative Antibody At 9 Weeks

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please help me, 9 weeks of hell. please please please please please don't ignore. please!

id like to start by saying that u have no idea how grateful l am for experts like you who spend your time educating ppl like me. if u believe in god I pray that he blesses u and all ppl like u. I will donate when I can get on a pci had unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Desperate,1. Your repeatedly negative HIV-antibody tests and undetectable quantitative HIV RNA PCR viral load out to nine weeks are extremely encouraging. You are correct: The CDC suggests that HIV tests taken prior to the three-month mark... Read more »

PLEASE PLEASE answer Dr. Bob. I will donate again

I have asked prior but would like to clarify. I am having persistent thrush, peripheral neuropathy,... Read more »

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... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...antiviral therapy. Serial quantitative HCV RNA testing should be limited to persons receiving HCV treatment. Diagnostic assays using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) have been... Read more »
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HCV in Corrections: Frontline or Backwater?

...(EIA) is the most cost-effective screening test; recombinant immunoblot assay (RIA) helps confirm positive EIA results, while polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the "gold standard" for confirming active HCV infection with viral replication. In... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...just means that there is not enough for the test to find and count. With the first viral load tests, "undetectable" meant up to 9,999 copies! "Undetectable" depends on the sensitivity of the test used on your blood sample. The first viral load... Read more »
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RNA Testing Question/Exposure Risk

Posted by Guest09, 1 Reply
...Took an antibody test at 6 weeks (negative). Was told that this is 98-99% reliable. I have still had great anxiety because I am now at 9 1/2 weeks and have a sire throat with white spots, white Read more »

pcr rna

Posted by chris11474, 3 Replies
...what do you think about the pcr rna test? they say it is good after 9 to 11 days but very after 3 weeks. i know that it can give false positve but if it give a negative you are fine. is this true Read more »

THIS IS HELL

Posted by DUVCAST, 3 Replies
...is recommended to be tested at 6 months a year and then every year after , and she said there are peaple who never develops antibodies to the virus because it is always mutuaring. she said the rna pcr test are for therapy and not for diagnostic,... Read more »

Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...After a high risk exposure, I decided to have two tests at 8-9 weeks post-exposure. I had an RNA-PCR (400 copies) and a standard ELISA. To my surprise, both tests came back negative. I Read more »