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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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Proviral DNA by PCR

Hi Dr. Bob,I promise I will donate to this great foundation.Here is my story:I went to Amsterdam in April. On 4/13 I had a "massage therapist" come to my room. She is from eastern Europe. Initially she did some light rub on my back. Then we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) take weeks, not days, to appear.Your negative proviral HIV DNA PCR at day 38 is extremely encouraging. However, PCR tests are not recommended for routine HIV screening. The current... Read more »

please clarify the results....... will do a donation of $30

Dear Doctor........please give me your openion I took a HIV DNA PCR test on 13th December nearly at 11:00am. My last exposure (lap dance) was on 6th December nearly at 3:00pm. I got the result just now. Below is my results. Please let me know your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative HIV-antibody test, you'll need to wait until the three-month mark from the date of your last potential exposure.2. HIV PCR DNA tests are not approved for HIV diagnosis.3. The only tests you have taken so far are HIV-specific tests. If... Read more »

pcr dna testing a question

how long does it take for a pcr dna test to pick up hiv if a person does not want to wait for a hiv 1 test ? ive read your answers . yes and what about woman having sex with woman if one woman is + and the other is _most woman reach the sky by...
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
...If HIV infection is present, A DNA PCR test would be positive within several days to a couple of weeks.MH Read more »

The truth about RNA, b-DNA, Quant, Non graph Hiv-1 Antibody tests, please?

Hello Doctor Rob,Ok, Ok, you're the man. So you get about 242 emails a day, but most seem from ignorant folk that should read the archives before they pester you. ("I touched the face of 327 HIV positive folk at an Aids charity ball, will I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Most HIV specialists wouldn't even recommend testing for such a minimal to nonexistent risk.Regarding plasma HIV b-DNA and RNA PCR tests, it's not that I don't like them. They are excellent tests when used for their appropriate purposes. I don't... 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

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 »
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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My Symptoms - My Results

Posted by timonhold, 1 Reply
...So no more playing around in my life time! Few things to think about... My glands were sore - but more so from the month of rubbing and touching them, checking them every other minute. I had red flush cheeks - but my temp never got above 99 Had a... Read more »

PLACE YOUR BETS

Posted by timonhold, 4 Replies
...Here are the facts: Possbile precum rubbed againest anal area, without inserting. Anal area tends to bleed sometimes. week 3 slight headache for a week or so. week 4 glands 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 »

DNA PCR Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone recommend the DNA PCR test i.e. the test that looks for HIV directly rather than HIV antibodies. Does anyone have any experience of this test and Read more »