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Pcr Dna Open Wound

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Opened wound

Today I was at a discount crafts/housewares store with my husband and two small children. The cashier finished ringing in the lady ahead of us and I noticed she was holding some tissues in her left hand. I thought it strange but didn't say anything....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not recommend testing. Read more »

finger frolicking olympics, open wound

Dr FI must say I am another huge fan. You have to be the kindest funiest gentlemen on the net. Ill... Read more »

How do you define an open wound?

Dear Doc,I have donated to your association a few times. I believe that more efforts should be done... 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

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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...is no risk of transmission from scratching because there is no transfer of body fluids between individuals. Any person with open wounds should have them treated as soon as possible. Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected... Read more »
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OPEN WOUND

Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
1.yesterday, i noticed that i had two little dots that were only like 5 times the size of this . each. and i saw there was a sliver of blood the length of this l and half as wide as this o; now what concerns me is that 16 hours after this, i... Read more »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »

Jocko's Story (again)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thighs, combined with a sore throat. I went to an HIV Specialist, and at about 5 weeks post exposure, I had an Elisa, p-24, and PCR viral load taken. Before I received my results, I purchased a Home Access test, found the transvestite, and asked... Read more »

Hate to bother you again.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...something that sounds as stupid as this is bothering me this much. But, once again, I did bleed and so I feel there was an open wound for transmission to occur so if the file had cut someone previously then - there's a chance! Thanks once again... Read more »