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Pcr Dna Results After Contact With Blood

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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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Indeterminate Results after blood contact

Hi Dr BobI really like your work here for helping people who otherwise will be worried sick trying to find someone knowledgeable to talk to.. Great job.. God bless you..Will support your good work definitely.. What is the link for the donation if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV negative. However, if you remain concerned because of your persistent indeterminate test results, a qualitative HIV DNA PCR could be considered. It is not recommended for routine HIV screening; however, it can be helpful in sorting out... Read more »

dna pcr test

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that antibody testing is the "gold standard" of testing, but for who people who have a antibody producing deficiency would the HIV DNA PCR test be an acceptable test to use? I know that in some cases there may not be enough...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your good work.I am the medical director of a Las Vegas occupational/urgent care medicine clinic. We frequently see and manage blood borne pathogen exposures. (as well as the occasional patient who did something in Vegas that they want to stay in... Read more »

I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reliable tests for routine HIV screening. My colleagues in India advise me the Tridot test is very reliable.3.Both quantitative RNA PCR and qualitative DNA PCR tests are available and do not have the lengthy window period requirement. However,... Read more »

URGENT ENQUIRY

My wife tested positive for HbAsg in 2003 / DNA test was done and was negative. 10 days ago another DNA (PCR) was done and result is 11147 ui/ml.but HbAeg is negative and anti-HBs positive .Liver function tests all normal.does this mean that she...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...since these results do not fit together. Your doctor should also contact the laboratory supervisor to tell him or her that these blood tests need to be rechecked and rerun. Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...the branched-chain DNA test ( bDNA ), is made by a company called Chiron (pronounced "KAI-ron"). The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR (commonly called the PCR ) test is made by Roche (pronounced "RO-sh").... 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 »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...for the test results, which can take several weeks. New tests are being developed to give a faster diagnosis. These include PCR and bDNA tests for MAC (the same methods used for HIV viral load tests). Severe anemia and liver problems can occur in... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers to find HIV in patients... Read more »
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sjb1 please explain this from r sowadski

Posted by mental_case
...HIV testing in adults. REFERENCE: Owens DK; Holodniy M; Garber AM; Scott J; Sonnad S; Moses L; Kinosian B; Schwartz JS Polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of HIV infection in adults. A meta-analysis with recommendations for clinical... Read more »

First-Hand PCR DNA Testing Information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...person on the phone made it absolutely clear that I could use any name I chose to. No ID was required when I went to have my blood drawn. * Tested on a Monday, was told that I could have the results in 5 - 6 business days. Called to check... Read more »

SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

Posted by mincho, 2 Replies
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The PCR Test...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For those who are open minded and would like info on the PRC test, since it is often used as a test in AIDS (ie viral load). This is an interview with the inventor of the test Dr. Kary Mullis: http://www.valleyadvocate.com/hiv-aids/i980714.html I... Read more »