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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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Please help me Dr. Bob, please PCR/PEP (PCR TESTING WHILE TAKING PEP)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all i just want to give you my deepest respect and thanx for this great service. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to me. I have spent a lot of time on this site in the last month...Why... Dr. Bob, (long story short)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be with regards to the 13 week window if you take PEP. I recently had a pontential sexual exposure to a HIV, in East Africa.( broken condom)Within 20 hours I was placed on PEP, a tripple regime, for a month. .8 days after potential exposure a... Read more »

PCR Quantitative Test after 7 days

Hello Doctor,Five weeks ago, I performed oral sex on a male who I later found out was HIV+ but had a low viral load. There was no ejaculation, but there certainly was some precum involved. We moved on to perform anal sex, during which I was the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is unprotected oral sex and brief unprotected (broken condom) insertive anal sex with an HIV-positive buddy. Non-occupational PEP (nPEP) begun 48 hours after exposure will decrease your Read more »

I slept with an african american bisexual prostitute!!!

I have written to you 4 times and counting!!!!!!!!!!Doc, I made a boo boo, as the title explicitly states. The encounter included unprotected oral, broken condom, and nipple suckage, ( I think she might have had a kid, little milk).I cheated on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testing to date. However, HIV-antibody testing taken prior to three months is not considered definitive, and I do not recommend PCR testing for routine HIV screening.3.A single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark is all you ever... Read more »

Conclusive

Do you feel that negative Elisa and DNA PCR after 6 weeks of possible exposure (broken condom) and the same negative tests after 9 weeks (Elisa and DNA PCR) are conclusive?Or should I do one more round?Thanks
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
...Two negative PCR tests is probably conclusive.MH Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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Condoms

What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

...developed for the identification of microsporidia in clinical samples. Molecular methods (mainly Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR) is an alternative method for the laboratory diagnosis of... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test every two months there after up to early march 2010 all... Read more »

Persisent Symptoms vs. Tests

Posted by Warren1234, 2 Replies
...of sore throat and groin and underarm swelling ensued. Swelling in underarms continues 3 months later. I have tested a lot: pcr dna at 4 and 7 weeks, - non-detected various antibody tests at 4, 5, 7, 8 , 11 and 12 weeks - all negative pcr rna... Read more »

dear ryan kull

Posted by Anonymous
...dear ryan,my exposure was in june01,july 14 01max. female,broken condom.unknown sexual history. i started sweating all the time one month later, im confused because in nov-dec i developed peripheral Read more »

Tesla - Thanks for Resp to PEP Question.a few more

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Thanks for your response. My exposure was broken condom with blood present with known HIV+ partner. I commenced PEP at about 24 hours post-exposure and have not missed a dose. Doctor Read more »