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pcr dna in newborns

There is no data regarding pcr dna but it sounds that so far pretty much everbody who is truly positive will also have also a positive pcr dna at after a month.Why it is not so with newborns and some will show a positive pcr after a neg pcr at one...
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
HIV antibodies are not related to DNA PCR. A positive DNA PCR test has to do with when a baby is infected. If the fetus is infected in the uterus prior to birth then it is likely the test will be positive at birth. If the baby becomes infected at... Read more »

Proviral DNA by PCR

Hi Dr. Bob,I promise I will donate to this great foundation.Here is my story:I went to Amsterdam in... Read more »

Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Latin American Breast Milk Banks Catch on Worldwide

Brazil has a national network of 192 breast milk banks that can treat milk from HIV-positive mothers, allowing them to safely breastfeed their infants without the risk of infection. The country is now sharing its technology with banks across Latin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Could Be Best for Blocking HIV

New research suggests that an unidentified component of breast milk appears to kill HIV particles and HIV-infected cells, as well as to block transmission of the virus in mice with humanized immune systems. Among babies born to HIV-positive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women With HIV Who Breastfeed Exclusively Longer Than Four Months Have Lower Risk of Transmitting Virus to Infants, Study Shows

"The amount of HIV in an infected mother's breast milk spikes when weaning begins, according to a study published [Wednesday] in Science Translational Medicine," Nature reports. "The findings are likely to add urgency to efforts to ensure that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Cautions Against Using Secondhand Breast Milk

Health experts are warning about the potential dangers of breast milk-sharing. Nonprofit US breast milk banks reported $9 million in annual sales in 2010. Buyers include mothers who do not produce enough of their own milk to breastfeed, those with... Read more »