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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...bowels (endoscopy) or the lungs (bronchoscopy). Some doctors choose to treat MAC infection while waiting for the test results, which can take several weeks. New tests are being developed to give a faster diagnosis. These include PCR and bDNA tests for MAC (the same methods used for HIV viral load tests). Severe anemia and liver problems can occur in MAC, so doctors may take blood samples to look for a low red blood cell count or raised...
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Another fasting question/ Big donation to follow!

People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA by PCR?I recently took a DNA by PCR test that came with an ELISA as well as a complete blood count.I ate a big meal with a drink (non- alcoholic)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Fasting or feasting on In-N-Out burgers will not affect HIV DNA PCR. And before someone else asks, food or no food will not affect HIV RNA PCR, ELISA, EIA, rapid tests, CD counts or any HIV-related Read more »

You have said before...

You have said before that you don't have to fast before a rapid HIV test, what about the HIV tests that you do at a lab and they draw your blood? I did one of those and it was also called "rapid" but results came between 1-3 days and it was through...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to follow!Mar 18, 2009 People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA by PCR? I recently took a DNA by PCR test that came with an ELISA as well as a complete blood count. I ate a big meal with... Read more »

diffrence beetween dna pcr and rna pcr for hiv

dear sir as you said to me yesterd(Your negative HIV-antibody tests and undetectable quantitative HIV PCR RNA out to 16 months from your "intercourse with many ladies" are definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative) but sir i have dna pcr for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is a difference between the quantitative PCR RNA and qualitative PCR DNA; however, this difference does not affect my assessment of your situation. You remain definitively Read more »

False-Positive w/ only -ve EIA and PCR DNA confirmation

Dr. Bob,First off, I would like to say that I really appreciate your kindness and patience while maintaining this forum. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.I am in a horrible situation and hoping that you may be able to shed some light. I am a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive" and need to be confirmed with a secondary test before being termed definitively positive. Your subsequent negative EIA and PCR DNA are definitive and conclusive. No further testing is warranted or necessary (including WB testing). Your... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...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... 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 »
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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NEG!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV RNA viral load NEG! Good luck to all those who are waiting. I hope this board returns to being the supportive place it was when I first came. And for anyone who is scared because they have "every symptom" I had lymphnodes so swollen I could... Read more »

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 »

DNA PCR Test

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 »

Positive then Negative

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I had a one time unprotected vaginal exposure with a stripper and tested PCR DNA negative at 2 weeks and then PCR DNA positive at 4 weeks. At 7 weeks I had a RNA Viral load of undetectable followed by Read more »