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Pcr Dna Results After Scratching Someone

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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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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 »

Drunk as can be!!

I went to this gay bar with some friends. (I'm a straight woman) One of our friends has HIV and I sound ignorant asking, but I want to be more knowledgable about thi subject.So this is what happened... He was SUPER DRUNK!He grabbed me from behind...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure, the guidelines recommend an HIV-antibody test (ELISA, EIA, rapid test) at the three-month mark for a definitive result. PCR testing is not recommended for routine HIV screening due to the rate of false positives, other technical... Read more »

HIV 1 DNA, Qualitative/PCR testing results

hi DR.Roberti'm 28yo and I have 3 questions about HIV1 DNA Qulaitative/PCR test results1)is this test conclusive after 30 days of exposure to HIV risk? (my results were negative"2)is this test the same as the HIV p24 antigen test?thanks & regards.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. The qualitative HIV DNA PCR test is not recommended for routine HIV screening. Consequently, I can't advise you as to whether an undetectable 30 day test Read more »

HBV-DNA Viral load RT-PCR (Taqman result)

What is the interpretation if the result of the test is 882IU/ml
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
It indicates there is hepatitis B virus in the blood, and the level is relatively low. Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...damage and the presence of blood. Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? No. There is no risk of transmission from scratching because there is no transfer of body fluids between individuals. Any person with open wounds should have them... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

...developed for the identification of microsporidia in clinical samples. Molecular methods (mainly Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR) is an alternative method for the laboratory diagnosis of... Read more »
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PCR at >30 days

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Dear Group: What is the consensus here about the negative value of a Proviral PCR DNA, not RNA, test after a month? I'm not the same person who posted to pcr or not to pcr. I'm a volunteer that had a light skin Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, I was kindly wondering if anyone could give an opinion on a negative PCR DNA Qualitative test at 32 days? Can I breath easier? I had a low risk scratch with an instrument that scratched someone who Read more »

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 »

TO SHANE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...joints, lymp nodes, falky/dry skin, white tongue, weight loss (due to malabsoption the food). I'm on the 9th week now and had done PCR-DNA ELISA at 30 days. They all came back Neg. I spend a lot of time to read and try to tight me up to the... Read more »