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First-Hand PCR DNA Testing Information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Some of this is a repost, some of it isn't. It occurs to me that like me, there may be someone out there who is interested in a PCR DNA test and who, for whatever reason, isn't able to find a local medical authority they can pursue it with. It... Read more »

Tesla? DNA PCR??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Tesla - I saw in one of your posts that the ultra-sensitive DNA/PCR tests may have the ability to detect virus in the bloodstream soon after infection. How do you know this? I had blood drawn 24 hours after a medium to high risk exposure as a... Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I was kindly wondering if anyone could give an opinion on a negative PCR DNA Qualitative test at 32 days? Can I breath easier?

I had a low risk scratch with an instrument that scratched someone who has HIV. The scratch really didn't cause any... Read more »

27 day DNA PCR ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

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 »

Negative PCR DNA at 4 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received the results of my HIV-1 Proviral DNA PCR today and is NEGATIVE! I am trying to convince myself that this is at least 95% conclusive at 28 days as many of the councelling sites say and also a lot of you guys on this board who did a lot of... Read more »
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DNA PCR vs RNA PCR

Dear Doc:I am confused about DNA PCR vs RNA PCR. Which one has the higher rate of false positive? I had a DNA PCR test done which indicated 9,130 IU/mL. The PCR was done because my first round of blood work indicated HIV antibodies. The doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dave,These two tests (DNA PCR and RNA PCR) measure two different things and therefore you cannot compare one to the other as far as false-positive are concerned.In your particular case, you had no risk factors; consequently, you should not... Read more »

Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I don't know what I can do without you.Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR? if not, could you please tell me what drug companies make them?Do you know if the ABBOTT test...
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
bDNA (branched DNA, Chiron Corp) is NOT PCR. It is a different technology than PCR and measures HIV RNA in plasma. DNA PCR (Roche) measures HIV DNA inside blood cells. The new Abbott test is not approved yet.MH... Read more »

dna pcr results

Hello Dr:I wrote you many months ago and you were very very kind with me.My exposure was a finger into my ass and masturbation and I did not know if there was precum or not on that finger.You said me that my risk was nearly nonexistent.I took many...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct! Your fears are indeed irrational and you have an obsession with HIV, an illness you could not possibly have!Your DNA proviral test is negative, because you are HIV negative. The sensitivity of your proviral assay is fine. You... Read more »

PCR DNA QUAL and SE ASIA HIV strains

I had a negative DNA PCR QUAL at 22 days after an exposure of unprotected vaginal intercourse in Malaysia. I am the male. 9 days after the exposure I experienced peripheral neuropathy followed by muscle aches. I had also started antibiotics...
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
The DNA PCR should pick up strains in SE Asia. Although it should be positive early, 22 days might be a little early to be definitive. I might followup that test with antibody testing at this point. Your symptoms are somewhat nonspecific (as acute... Read more »
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