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Pcr Dna Results After Sharing A Joint

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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...weakening your immune system. Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. The higher the amount 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 to measure the amount of virus. It is best to stick with the same kind of test and not...
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Marijuana "Joint" sharing and possible transmission?

Three weeks ago I was at a party and shared a joint with two other people, one of whom was gay. I was really drunk at the time, and did not think anything of it until I started to over think the matter. Do you think I should be concerned or tested? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...current events Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen, Larry "I'm Not Gay" Craig, etc., etc., etc. ???? (By the way, sharing a joint will not transmit HIV either.)Dr. Bob Read more »

saliva in blood from sharing a joint (marijuana)

Hello Doctors,I remember about 9 or 10 yearsago smoking a joint with a couple people I did not really know. I can recall at one time having a cut on my fingertip and gettingsomeone's saliva in it after grabbing the joint. I can remember another time...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think that it is always reasonable to get baseline testing to know for sure about any possible risks in the past. Then continue with safe practises once you get hopefully negative results.Dr. McGovern Read more »

One for the books

Dr. BobHere is the gist of the story( I gave my girlfriend HIV by oral and protected vaginal, And I gave my family HIV by sharing toothbrushes)Here is a story for the books. 2 weeks before i was supposed to leave my home and job in Philly, in order...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seeing in your girlfriend and family are projections of your "brain which is about to rupture!"Your HIV tests to date negative PCR DNA at 38 days and negative antibody test at 8 weeks are extremely encouraging.That Miss "Not a Stripper" is... Read more »

sharing food

Can HIV be transmitted through sharing foods or drinks?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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

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

...that health care workers may come into contact with: fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord fluid surrounding bone joints fluid surrounding an unborn baby How well does HIV survive outside the body? Scientists and medical... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...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... Read more »
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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, Read more »

Another link to share:

Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
...testing. However, there are also tests that diagnose HIV infection by detecting certain parts of the genetic material of HIV. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests are used to diagnose HIV infection in infants. Viral culture may also be performed... Read more »

Just wanted to share this..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms! Main one that I am concerned about is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- causes swollen lymph nodes (WW favorite!), severe fatigue, joint and muscle pain, memory problems, sore throat - all HIV-like! Some more diseases that doctor suggested are:... Read more »

Survey Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...To all of those people out their, that have had every symptom of hiv: Weird stuff in mouth and on tongue weight loss joint pain swollen nodes hot flushes fever blurred vision the runns muscle pain etc. and still tested negative way past the... Read more »