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Pcr Dna Results After Period Blood

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV-seronegative participants, only 66 men (2.3 percent) have died (A. Munoz, MACS, personal 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 with AIDS with few exceptions. HIV has been repeatedly isolated from the blood, semen and vaginal...
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Menstruation blood

Hello Doctor, I am a chronic Hep B carrier.. HBV-DNA Viral load Q-PCR.. 167 IU/ml (1,169 copies/ml)HBeAg =non reactive, Anti-HBe is reactive. I have 2 questions:In what state of carrier I am now? I also would like to ask, if the menstruation blood...
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
...Likely still a carrier, and menstrual blood would likely also contain the virus. Read more »

Dr Bob im waiting for a pcr dna result and im really not coping.Have you changed your views on ars?

Hi again Dr Bob i have written to you three times. I will briefly explain my situation and confusion. I have spent hours reading the archives. I had sex with a man of unknown status.Vaginal sex. I noticed the condom had slipped and i had semen...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hundreds of potential causes.PCR DNA qualitative tests can be helpful in diagnosing acute retroviral syndrome during the window period (prior to the formation of detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood.) However, the test is not FDA... Read more »

re: HIV-1 proviral DNA by PCR

Dr. Bob, I just saw this post and and ordered that same test by that private md labs for $260. I went on PEP for 28 days with combivir - after a high risk exposure (unprotected sex) and irregular period with an confirmed hiv positive person. I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...conclusive, it is not formally recommended. My advice is simple. Stick to the guidelines. You'll not only save time, energy, blood and boatloads of money, you'll also have test results that are definitive and conclusive.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

PCR negative after steroide reduction again

Hello, My opinion hasn't changed. Corticosteroids can suppress immune responses and might cause a falsely negative HIV test by suppressing the immune system's specific anti-HIV antibody production. Corticosteroids should not cause a false-positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...adding up here. And with only limited information I may not be able to sort it out for you over the Internet. However, split blood samples that give two completely different results would indicate a laboratory technical or clerical problem. My... 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 »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Battle of the Sexes: Gender-Based Differences in HIV Viral Load

...Measurement of Viral Load Viral load is usually measured via a routine blood draw, using a test called reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). This is a biochemical reaction that amplifies the genetic material (or RNA) of the... Read more »
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What type of PCR tests are done in the USA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Molecular detection of human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection among commercial sex workers using the polymerase chain reaction in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1996 Nov;25(6):831-6. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/97207755 Goh CL; Chan... Read more »

PCR TESTING?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...rule out hiv even if you had several symptoms of hiv infection? Last nonreactive result was several months past the 6months period. Just unsure what to do next. Thanks Read more »

For anybody wanting to educate themselves on PCR,s

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON
...becoming faster and more accurate Reliable amplification and detection of characteristic DNA sequences With the aid of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) large amounts of specific pieces of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) can be made quickly,... Read more »

PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is a PCR accurate at 5 months after exposure or does it have to be done sooner? Read more »