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Viral Load Tests

...particles. The amount of light is measured and converted to a viral count. Bayer produces this test. The NASBA ( n ucleic a cid s equence b ased a mplification) method amplifies viral proteins to derive a count. It is manufactured by bioMerieux. Different test methods often give different results for the same sample. Because the tests are different, you should stick with the same kind of test to measure your viral load over time....
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first documented case from cut on hand and masterbation

Dear Dr. BodI just want to thank you for the work you are doing and i will be sending you a donation. Can you please post were to send donation when you anser my question. I am having to use my works computer to ask this question.I would like your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Hairburner,The first documented case from cut on hand and masturbation? Nope. I would place your HIV risk beyond remote and well into the nonexistent risk category. Gosh, Read more »

To PCR or not to PCR

Thank you in advance for answering my questions. The background information to them follows.On January 19th I had sex with a $400/hour escort in NYC. She was from South America. I used a condom but it came off as I pulled out - don't think my...
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
1). You have probaby tested enough. But you know the 6month caveat.2). It's your money.3). Wouldn't worry about it. No.4). Not entirely known, but I doubt it.5). Are you sure they did not test for HIV-2 on your antiboy screen?MH Read more »

Cut on hand--can I get HIV?

I had lunch with a friend who was HIV and touched his cup which may have contained his saliva. I had a 3 to 4 day old cut on my hand. The cut was partially healed. Am I in danger?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Extremely unlikely-- relax. Read more »

Concerned about cut on hand!!

I am a roofing contractor and often have various cuts on my hands, in addition to being a finger nail biter (which I am trying to stop). Upon shaking hands w/ an individual, my right uncovered, thumb nail was much too short, thus I am concerned that...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...a handshake, the risk of transmitting blood would likely be palm to palm, and both people would have to have fresh, bleeding cuts. In fact, someone who was still bleeding from a fresh cut generally wouldn't be ready to shake hands with anyone.... Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV? if you or your partner have mouth sores (such as oralherpes lesions). Look at your partner's genitals for lesions (cuts or scrapes). If you find something, don't believe your partner if he or she tells you itwas caused by... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out... Read more »
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Negative PCR DNA at 8 weeks

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...I just got the results of a PCR DNA test at 8 weeks and a negative HIV antibody test. Does this mean I don't have HIV or do I need more testing? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone recommend the DNA PCR test i.e. the test that looks for HIV directly rather than HIV antibodies. Does anyone have any experience of this test and Read more »

First-Hand PCR DNA Testing Information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »


Posted by SCARED_CRAZY, 1 Reply
...cracks. and must have went in my blood stream. I M WORRIED PLEASE HELP!!! PLEASE CLARIFY!!! Even if thinking that i had some cuts of skin due to open of card board curtoon to refill of grocery.. and then a little bit of blood must have... Read more »