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Pcr Dna After 28 Days Due To Immune Deficiency

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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his...
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HIV Testing with Immune Deficiency?

I wanted to ask a question (I think this is the most relevant forum to ask it in) about HIV Testing. I found a couple of similar questions on this forum, but my situation is a bit different so I thought I would ask again... I am an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with your immunologist: Tests that rely on production of specific antibodies would not be accurate in someone with hypogammaglobulinemia severe enough to warrant IVIG infusions on a regular basis. I would recommend an "HIV DNA PCR... Read more »

PCR DNA or BDNA to find hiv virus?

What test is better to find hiv virus PCR DNA or bdna? because doctors think I might have advance hiv but IM not producing antibodies of hiv 1 or hiv 2 but have all the symtoms of advance hiv with my cd4 counts going down quickly. And can a person...
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
Either test should be fine. It would extremely unusual to have advanced HIV infection (in the absence of HIV treatment) and not have a detectable viral load.... Read more »

PCR RNA vs PCR DNA at exactly 21 days - PLEASE HELP

I had unprotected sex on June 16. I am going to take a test on July 7, but I do not know which test to take. At 21 days, which test do you recommend, the PCR RNA or the PCR DNA. I will of course follow up with an antibody test at 12 weeks, but for...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If you are going to get a PCR you want the HIV RNA test. DW... 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 problem with their immune system making the development of antibodies to HIV delayed or impossible. My question to you would be how would a person know if...
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
It would be unlikely you would know unless you had been diagnosed with something like cancer, or had been developing recurrent infections which prompted a workup and revealed some underlying deficiency. Without one arm of the immune system, people... Read more »
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HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
Hello everyone thanks for putting up with me. Its been 8 weeks since my risk and I'm more concerned then ever. I really do seem to have every symptom of ARS despite assurances risks were very slight to none existent.

That said, does anyone know... Read more »

27 day DNA PCR ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I just got a negative on a 27 day DNA PCR. I actually thought it was the 28th day - but later calculated it to be the 27th day (darn February!)

Is this good ? I will take a 3 month Elisa - but please do let me know if this is a good sign Read more »

PCR RNA and P24 tests accuracy at 18 days with lowered immune system?

Posted by orlean34
I had an incident where i was receptive in anal sex for a short period, in and out once. I did notice that he had a decent amount of precum. I also noticed afterwards that there was some blood from my anus.

2 weeks later I had a stiff neck, mild... Read more »

here's some info on the dna pcr

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The number to call is 1-800-584-8183 about the conclusive 28 day dna pcr. they also do the regular elisa. i got the number from the cdc. the rep their said the test is conclusive after 28 days but it could pick up hiv as early as six days. just as... Read more »