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DNA PCR 30 Days after PEP

Hi Dr Bob,I have been following your forum closely since my exposure and dont have a specific answer to my question. I "accidentally" had unprotected sex with a stripper. I would up getting moluscum and probably Herpes. (I have had recurrent genetal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intoxicated, and not forthcoming of his medical history.What do you think of this situation?Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Vomitus (like saliva, urine, tears, sweat, nasal mucous and feces) is not considered to be a risk for HIV transmission unless... Read more »

saliva and hiv

Hi, Can you get infacted with open mouth kissing(this happened in july)? i'm terrified and... Read more »

HIV Query

Hi,Thanks Doctor Joseph thanks a lot for your suggestions and concerns. But I would really like to... Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send... 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 »
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 »
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Flipping out. Sick of reading about symptoms...

Posted by countingdays, 1 Reply
...from 1-6 weeks!). Negative chlam and gon tests. Doc gave me something to help with the anxiety, too. I am now considering a PCR DNA test (complete with risk of false positives) just to feel that I'm doing something proactive. This has got to... 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 »

Ton of reading

Posted by Freaked_Ben, 3 Replies
...but think of a million possible what-if's. This is all very frustrating, and scary. They said 2-5 days for results on the PCR, so, I just didn't even call today, I will tomorrow - ugh. I know I have said this before, I won't ever put myself... 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 »