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DNA PCR vs RNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy: one of your recently answered message prompted me to ask this question:Is it possible that a RNA PCR (measures viruses inside plasma)gives Negative result; while DNA PCR (measures viruses inside cells) gives Positive result? At...
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
Not during acute infection, if that is what you are asking. A situation like this would commonly occur in HIV infected people who are receiving therapy in whom we would see undetectable plasma viral loads, but still have a positive DNA PCR from... Read more »

Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of... Read more »

HIV DNA PCR POSSITIVE (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Having a sex contact with a sexs worker(-protected vaginal-unprotected oral) and because of my... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

PAVE Gives Pause: Position Statement on the Proposed PAVE100A Vaccine Trial

Also available in Spanish on the website of Grupo de Trabajo sobre Tratamientos del VIH New York, NY -- Treatment Action Group (TAG) Position Statement on the Proposed PAVE100A Vaccine Trial The failure of Merck's adenovirus serotype 5... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Análisis de Carga Viral

¿Qué Es la Carga Viral? ¿Cómo Se Utiliza el Análisis? ¿Cómo Se Miden los Cambios en la Carga Viral? "Repunte" de la Carga Viral ¿Qué Significan los Resultados? ¿Qué Problemas Tiene el Análisis de Carga Viral? ¿Qué Es la... Read more »
The Well Project

Pruebas de Diagnóstico

Tabla de Contenidos Introducción Carga viral ¿Cuándo debes realizarte una prueba de carga viral? Pruebas de resistencia Conclusión sobre las pruebas de resistencia Monitorización farmacoterapéutica Referencias ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

TAG at 10: The Year 1996

Jan 7 : NYC: Biggest blizzard since 1947. Jan 18 : Baltimore activist Garey Lambert dies of AIDS; Lynda Dee is there. Jan 25 : Spencer Cox at meeting with FDA Commissioner David Kessler in Rockville on protease inhibitors. Jan 31 : Mark... Read more »
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Advise on PCR-DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it the PCR-DNA test or are the PCR and DNA test different tests?

Is this test worth it? I did find a place close to me who gives it for 345.00 (ouch!).

Does this test produce a lot of false positives and negatives?

I have a month to go before my... Read more »

Window period for DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings,

I had possible exposure to HIV 3 weeks ago. In a week's time I am leaving for a place that doesnot have any discrete HIV testing facilities. I am tempted to go for a DNA PCR test.

It would help a lot if you can tell me what is the actual... Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK This is the story. After little over a month of my last exposure I had a Elisa test (negative) and 16 days after the Elisa a DNA PCR. For the DNA I called a number the CDC hotline gave me for Specialized Testing. The DNA PCR came back negative... Read more »

DJ - What gives please elaborate

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
DJ, I have read many of your posts and I think that you are trying to be helpful - but you are not being consistent. One pstyou say PCR/DNA is 99.9% accurate after 28 days and conclusive. One post you say 6 weeks is conclusive.
Other nites you say... Read more »