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Pcr Dna Results After Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV

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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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PCR testing

What is PCR, any why would it be a better test than what is currently in use?
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
...Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technology that detectsRNA or DNA from any kind of organism or cell. For HIV it actuallydetects the virus or cells Read more »

DNA PCR please explain

Please dr explain Dna And PCR are these are two difrent tests?Ans how soon will detect the antibodies and how acurate is.they cost up to $300.Thank you for help
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
...PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction. This is a type of molecular technology which can detect HIV viral RNA or DNA (the genetic code for the virus). Thus DNA PCR Read more »

PCR and RNA and others

Are these the same? Are they different 'flavors' of the same test? What are the general categories and uses of other tests?
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
...PCR or polymerase chain reaction is a generic molecular technology to amplify RNA or DNA. There is a commercial test that uses PCR technology to detect and quantify Read more »

PCR and RNA

Please DoctorWhat is the difference between PCR test and RNA test for VL?Thank you
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
...PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, is a method used to detect HIV RNA in blood plasma. There are several methods that can be used to measure RNA. Another name Read more »
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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 »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...infections in people with HIV. In one study, MAC bacteria were found in the blood of 43% of people within two years of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC is most likely to occur in people with CD4+ cell counts below 50 and at least one other opportunistic... Read more »
HIV i-Base

After Baby Is Born

...schedule. Will I need to use contraception after the baby is born? To check the baby is HIV-negative HIV PCR DNA -- a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a highly sensitive test that detects tiny amounts of HIV DNA in blood plasma.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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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Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...getting so I don't want to see people and I am a teacher and just don't know what to do. Could this be something other than HIV? Someone please respond. I am so scared. Read more »

HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
...days past exposure. I've also read elsewhere that they actually can detect the virus after just days. Because it looks for HIV DNA not the body's immune response which takes weeks to months. I took one at 16 days post incident, did I wast my... Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/15apr98/biohiv.htm. ?We observed that clade A strains [of HIV] were not detected by RT-PCR [Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction] and that clade G-strains were not detected by NASBA [Nucleic... Read more »

DNA PCR HIV

Posted by jade2008, 1 Reply
.... Can someone please tackle this? Point is, if the DNA PCR test can determine the presence of HIV as soon as the symptoms of ARS are felt, then it may make some sense to counsel people who are going out of their minds waiting Read more »