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Pcr Dna Results After Cut In Mouth

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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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DNA PCR 30 Days after PEP

Hi Dr Bob,I have been following your forum closely since my exposure and dont have a specific answer to my question. I "accidentally" had unprotected sex with a stripper. I would up getting moluscum and probably Herpes. (I have had recurrent genetal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...split. I withdrew less than a minute later without ejaculation. There did not appear to be any blood or mucus, nor were there any cuts, lesions or anything else on me. I am circumcised (in case this makes a difference) - and my most recent HIV... 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 »

Just found out I am pregant! Need help + $50 donation!!

I had went out with my gay friends to a club about 1 1/2 years ago, this guy that was dancing next to me was rumored to be HIV+. He swung his hand up and accidentally hit my lip and busted it pretty bad. I was bleeding inside my mouth, and my inner...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...after the incident are definitive and conclusive. The subsequent two OraQuick finger prick tests and the qualitative HIV DNA PCR test performed at LabCorp merely corroborated what we already knew: You are HIV negative! Not only are you "in the... Read more »

cut mouth after oral...2nd try...donation made

I know that having cuts in the mouth would increase the risk of HIV tranmission from oral sex. In my case, however, I suffered a fairly bad cut to my lip/gums about 2 hours AFTER performing oral sex on a female escort (light licking, tongue did not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation, would you get fatter from the extra calories??? No, of course not. The same thing applies to getting a cut in your mouth two hours after "lunch at the Y," OK? You're stressed out over a nonexistent risk factor (cut post-cunnilingus).... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV? if you or your partner have mouth sores (such as oralherpes lesions). Look at your partner's genitals for lesions (cuts or scrapes). If you find something, don't believe your partner if he or she tells you itwas caused by... 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 »
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

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...transmitted by blood. Be careful if you are helping someone who is bleeding. If your work exposes you to blood, be sure to protect any cuts or open sores on your skin, as well as your eyes and mouth. Your employer should provide gloves, facemasks... Read more »
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Jocko's Story (again)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thankfully, my results came back negative and undetectable. However, my congestion,painful nodes, numb hands at night, small mouth sores .... persisted (and still do today .... although not as bad). I went to another HIV Specialist (In April),... Read more »

so please help me... i am about to go crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...positive or not. i became very paranoid and got a elisa test 25 days after exposure. (negative)I then paid $395 to take a dna pcr 4 weeks after exposure. (negative)The only symptoms i had when i took the original test was diareha lasted a few... Read more »

Take a deep breath and get tested FOR YOUR OWN SAK

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...severely damaged immune system. Floaters, itchiness, muscle/joint pains, fatigue, rashes, malaise (general ill feeling), dry mouth, muscle twitches/spasms, tremors/trembling, weight loss/loss of apetite, stomach problems (which also result in a... Read more »

my experience

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...was unsure of his HIV status. I am pretty sure that he had no blood in his mouth and I am pretty sure that I did not have any cuts or sores on my penis. I found out later that he has been with dozens and dozens of partners in the past. Do I... Read more »