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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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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 anxiety reading of the risk of getting the disease,even if its a low risk, ihad cause i couldn wait an DNA PCR at 6 weeks on a lab. The result came back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,As I have frequently stated in this forum, PCR testing should not be used for routine HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false-positive results, technical considerations Read more »

PCR/DNA testing for HIV & Oral Sex Question

Dear Dr. Frascino - What is your opinion of the PCR/DNA testing for HIV? I read where a person can get this type of HIV test done two weeks after they believe they were infected. The reason I'm asking is I could use some peace of mind. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Five More Days to Go,I don't recommend PCR testing for routine HIV screening for several reasons: 1.It's not approved for this indication.2.It has a significant rate of Read more »

DNA/PCR/ORAL/Lymph Nodes Help me, I didn't vote for BUSH!

I'm a female in the bible belt, but I didn't vote for BUSH!. What are the chances that a 5 month ICMA and HIV DNA PCR - negative and a 6 month and 9 day oral swap - negative would turn positive later on? I have confirmed generalized lymphadenopathy,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your repeated negative HIV tests, including HIV DNA PCR, ICMA and oral fluid tests out to six months, are definitive and conclusive, despite your "steroid shot in August" and ongoing Read more »

Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive -Results (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Dear DoctorThank u so much for your response.It means a lot to me during all this devastating anxiety that i m on..I finally had the 13 week(90days)4th generation test at the hospital and result NEGATIVE..I feel so much relief from that result but i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...elsewhere for your 15 minutes of fame!)I was impressed to read that the "chief laboratorian" has decided not to routinely offer PCR tests for HIV diagnosis due to the rate of false positives! You are a perfect example of what can happen to... Read more »
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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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...AIDS Hotlines. Some individuals, perhaps wanting results without waiting for the window period, may be curious about a PCR or other types of viral load (RNA) testing (testing directly for the virus itself). Viral load testing is generally... Read more »
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Proviral DNA PCR Test--Please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...tested for all STDs (syph, chlamydia, gonnoreah, hep B, herpes, etc), which tests were all negative. I took a proviral DNA PCR at 11 days (undetected) and at 28 days (undetected as well). Should I rest easy or start taking ELISA tests? The... Read more »

Hiv2 test or pcr dna

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unable to gain weight and possible purpura markings on palm of fingers and feet. Should I take a hiv2 test to rule out hiv or a pcr dna in case I'm just not producing antibodies? Thanks. I know the 6month period is suppossed to be conclusive... Read more »

PCR-DNA and RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...sex and did not know the status of my male partner). I have been reading many of the posts and comments here and have seen PCR-DNA and RNA tests for HIV. What are these tests? Do health clinics offer these tests? Are they expensive? Are they... Read more »

PCR Tests & Risk Issues

Posted by Ex_Male_Slut, 2 Replies
...she is "very very clean" - how can you tactfully ask some-one if she has any STD's. I have quizzed my Doctor about getting a PCR test done and she informed me that they can give false positives - I gather the DNA test is more accurate than the... Read more »