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HIV-1 DNA by PCR test and HIV-1 Abs test

Hi, I took the tests above on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative, (I'm not in any med, never tested positive)However, I'm wondering how accurate these results are? Should I repeat the tests, when? What was the posibility of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...not have time to turn positive. Usually the earliest would be by 2 weeks and most will be positive by 6 weeks. We repeat the testing for 3 months to be sure to catch all positives.The HIV PCR test should be positive by day 36, usually at a high... Read more »

qualitative HIV PCR DNA test result

hello Dr, Thanks for the reply on my Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and 29... 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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Access to PCR Test for Emergency Personnel Potentially Exposed to HIV

...measure, sponsored by state Sen. William Larkin (R) and Assembly member Gary Pretlow (D), would require employers to pay for a polymerase chain reaction HIV test, which can show if a person is infected with the virus within eight to 10 days... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Porn Actor's HIV Test Results Officially Reported to County

...health official and AIDS activists, the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) late Tuesday officially confirmed an HIV-positive test result to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department (LACPHD). Staff at the Sherman... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... 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 »
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HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
...days past exposure. I've also read elsewhere that they actually can detect the virus after just days. Because it looks for HIV DNA not the body's immune response which takes weeks to months. I took one at 16 days post incident, did I wast my... Read more »

Hiv2 test or pcr dna

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the cheeks of my mouth and 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... Read more »

Testing Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was curious if anyone here found out they were positive using a pcr DNA HIV test? Read more »

Test Accuracy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've read all of the archives and posts and I understand that a pcr DNA HIV test is not a recommended test for diagnostic purposes according to the CDC primarily Read more »