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Viral Load Tests

..."Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral 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 reaction marks the virus. The markers are measured and used to calculate the amount of virus....
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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 »

For God's Sake Please Answer HCV PCR Question

Dear Dr. Douglas Dieterich,I notice on the web site that you have been answering questions posted after my resquests. I have made several email requests yet with no response from you. I am really sorry for bothering you but i am really finding it...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...If your PCR is negative at 7 weeks you are home free, no matter if it is qual or quant. The "risk" that you describe is not even a risk. Read more »

What is PCR ? - Hep B+C ?

A) What is PCR test ?B) I had a blood test for Hep.B+C , six weeks after possible high risk oral encounter. Do you think the result will be conclusive or should I repeat it?If the results come now negative, should I get vaccinated for A+B now, or...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...1.PCR is a laboratory method to detect live virus in your blood. It stands for reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).This method involves extracting RNA (genetic material) from the blood serum.As you can see it is a... Read more »

Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I don't know what I can do without you.Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR? if not, could you please tell me what drug companies make them?Do you know if the ABBOTT test...
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
...bDNA (branched DNA, Chiron Corp) is NOT PCR. It is a different technology than PCR and measures HIV RNA in plasma. DNA PCR (Roche) measures HIV DNA inside blood cells. The Read more »
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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 »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...is the term for two related bacteria: Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare (MAI). These bacteria are found in water, dust, soil and bird droppings. They enter the body in food and water or sometimes through the lungs. Most people... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...might forget to use protection during sex. If you use someone else's equipment (needles, syringes, cookers, cotton or rinse water) you can get infected by tiny amounts of blood. The best way to avoid infection is to not use drugs. If you use... Read more »
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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 »

Tesla? DNA PCR??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Tesla - I saw in one of your posts that the ultra-sensitive DNA/PCR tests may have the ability to detect virus in the bloodstream soon after infection. How do you know this? I had blood drawn Read more »