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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Treatment

...branched-chain DNA (bDNA) test, measures viral load by causing the viral RNA in a sample to emit (give out) light; more light means that more virus is present in the patient's blood. The other test, called the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test (commonly called PCR), chemically multiplies the amount of viral RNA in a blood sample, which makes it easier to estimate the amount of virus in the body. A single viral...
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I need your expert opinion, please!!!

Hello doc,I've spent numerous hours on this website reading various posts. The work you are doing here is outstanding and a great service to society. How can I donate via CC to your foundation?Approximately 2.5 months ago, I recieved an erotic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Johnny,A rub-and-tug (massage with happy ending) is not considered an HIV risk.Symptoms that begin "a couple days" after a potential HIV exposure would not Read more »

Follow up to "expert opinion needed"

Hi Dr. Bob, Thank you for the reply on my last post. Its been 12 weeks since my last possible exposure (massage with manual stimulation). Ever since the massage I haven't been feeling well RUQ discomfort, blood shot eyes, Pinguecula's that seemed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and a great service to society. How can I donate via CC to your foundation? Approximately 2.5 months ago, I recieved an erotic massage with no penetrative sex, kissing, etc. (only manual stimulation). A couple of days after the incident, I... 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 »

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 April. On 4/13 I had a "massage therapist" come to my room. She is from eastern Europe. Initially she did some light rub on my back. Then we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the three-month mark for a definitive result.I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms immediately after your Amsterdam "massage," but with fever to 104 and cough productive of green phlegm, it certainly sounds infectious. The cause, however,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet... Read more »
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waiting for results...

Posted by Sal, 4 Replies
...This is consuming me, it's all I can think about. I keep thinking how dumb I am and why I would risk so much. I had sex at a massage parlor with a condom on just over a year ago. It wasn't even worth the experience. I would never do that again.... 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 »

pcr dna or rna?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is the pcr dna better than the pcr rna, which is the more reliable test? Read more »