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Pcr Dna Smoking After Someone

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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

... Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more
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diffrence beetween dna pcr and rna pcr for hiv

dear sir as you said to me yesterd(Your negative HIV-antibody tests and undetectable quantitative HIV PCR RNA out to 16 months from your "intercourse with many ladies" are definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative) but sir i have dna pcr for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is a difference between the quantitative PCR RNA and qualitative PCR DNA; however, this difference does not affect my assessment of your situation. You remain definitively Read more »

Mulder says the wooohooo is out there

I first want to say that you are an amazing individual. How you stay in such good spirits with all that you have been through (and still are experiencing), says a tremendous amount about your character. Also, how you support and give advice to us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...other tests were unnecessary, as antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive and PCR testing is not FDA approved for HIV diagnostic screening. (Remember she is the physician/scientist and also the... Read more »

What is PCR ? - Hep B+C ?

A) What is PCR test ?B) I had a blood test for Hep.B+C , six weeks after possible high risk oral encounter. Do you think the result will be conclusive or should I repeat it?If the results come now negative, should I get vaccinated for A+B now, or...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...1.PCR is a laboratory method to detect live virus in your blood. It stands for reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).This method involves extracting RNA (genetic material) from the blood serum.As you can see it is a... Read more »

Please help HBV patient

Dear Dr. DTD.I was diagnosed as an inactive chronic HVB carrier in 1995 and I'm now early 30, my last HBV DNA by PCR test in February was still undetectable and the anti HBe - pos, HBeAG - neg. Does this mean my liver is still good? If my disease...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...As long as the HBV DNA is undectable and you are using the PCR test as you are, then you are truly inactive. Relax and continue taking good care of yourself. DTD 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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out... Read more »
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False Positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know if marijuana could cause a false positive test result (specifically for an HIV DNA by PCR)? I smoked a lot about five days prior to my test. Also, I am on an antidepressant/anti-anxiety medication called Effexor (150 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 »

I AM STILL WAITING!

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
...have received my elisa which was done yesterday. The reult is still negative at 250 days. i am glad but still worried. why? my pcr result i think on the 15th of march was at 132 copies. this means it is a positive result.whether it is a false... 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 »