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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...bowels (endoscopy) or the lungs (bronchoscopy). Some doctors choose to treat MAC infection while waiting 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 MAC, so doctors may take blood samples to look for a low red blood cell count or raised...
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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 »

Another fasting question/ Big donation to follow!

People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA by PCR?I recently took a DNA by PCR test that came with an ELISA as well as a complete blood count.I ate a big meal with a drink (non- alcoholic)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Fasting or feasting on In-N-Out burgers will not affect HIV DNA PCR. And before someone else asks, food or no food will not affect HIV RNA PCR, ELISA, EIA, rapid tests, CD counts or any HIV-related Read more »

You have said before...

You have said before that you don't have to fast before a rapid HIV test, what about the HIV tests that you do at a lab and they draw your blood? I did one of those and it was also called "rapid" but results came between 1-3 days and it was through...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to follow!Mar 18, 2009 People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA by PCR? I recently took a DNA by PCR test that came with an ELISA as well as a complete blood count. I ate a big meal with... Read more »

False-Positive w/ only -ve EIA and PCR DNA confirmation

Dr. Bob,First off, I would like to say that I really appreciate your kindness and patience while maintaining this forum. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.I am in a horrible situation and hoping that you may be able to shed some light. I am a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive" and need to be confirmed with a secondary test before being termed definitively positive. Your subsequent negative EIA and PCR DNA are definitive and conclusive. No further testing is warranted or necessary (including WB testing). Your... Read more »
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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

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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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out... 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 »

What do you think of DNA PCR tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it wise to get a DNA PCR test done. Does anyone have any experience with this? I called a web site that offers this service and they say that this test 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 »

PCR DNA Results....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
....are in and negative. I realize that I'm probably the only person here who thought they might be something else, but hey - I'm happy now. So should I stick around or is everyone tired of me yet? Thanks to all and God Bless. Read more »