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Pcr Dna Results After Broken Condom

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AIDS InfoNet

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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Please help me Dr. Bob, please PCR/PEP (PCR TESTING WHILE TAKING PEP)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all i just want to give you my deepest respect and thanx for this great service. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to me. I have spent a lot of time on this site in the last month...Why... Dr. Bob, (long story short)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be with regards to the 13 week window if you take PEP. I recently had a pontential sexual exposure to a HIV, in East Africa.( broken condom)Within 20 hours I was placed on PEP, a tripple regime, for a month. .8 days after potential exposure a... 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 »

I know i have HIV! (ANOTHER "I KNOW I HAVE IT" QUESTION, 2010)

Dear Doc, Let me just start off by saying that i love the work u do for HIV and the cause and i believe someday i will be in ur shoes doing the same for others. I want to let u know that i am 100% sure that i have HIV. Let me tell u what happened....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Not another dude who is "!00% sure" he is HIV positive, despite repeatedly testing HIV negative??? You're like the fifth one tonight. There must be a full moon out or something, because loads of looney-tunes wackos are out in force! Getting... Read more »

PCR Quantitative Test after 7 days

Hello Doctor,Five weeks ago, I performed oral sex on a male who I later found out was HIV+ but had a low viral load. There was no ejaculation, but there certainly was some precum involved. We moved on to perform anal sex, during which I was the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is unprotected oral sex and brief unprotected (broken condom) insertive anal sex with an HIV-positive buddy. Non-occupational PEP (nPEP) begun 48 hours after exposure will decrease your 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is... Read more »
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 »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test every two months there after up to early march 2010 all... Read more »

Persisent Symptoms vs. Tests

Posted by Warren1234, 2 Replies
...of sore throat and groin and underarm swelling ensued. Swelling in underarms continues 3 months later. I have tested a lot: pcr dna at 4 and 7 weeks, - non-detected various antibody tests at 4, 5, 7, 8 , 11 and 12 weeks - all negative pcr rna... Read more »

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 »

Results of PCR DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been following this board for quite some time now and even posted as anonymous a couple of times. I have been to hell and back for the past 3 years. I have cried so much and endured many sleepless nights. I have had so many symptoms which... Read more »