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Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I don't know what I can do without you.Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR? if not, could you please tell me what drug companies make them?Do you know if the ABBOTT test...
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
bDNA (branched DNA, Chiron Corp) is NOT PCR. It is a different technology than PCR and measures HIV RNA in plasma. DNA PCR (Roche) measures HIV DNA inside blood cells. The new Abbott test is not approved yet.MH... Read more »

PCR-DNA or PCR-RNA

When using PCR, is PCR-DNA or PCR-RNA a better test for pre-seroconversion diagnostic? Thanks for... Read more »
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InfoRed SIDA

Análisis de Carga Viral

¿Qué Es la Carga Viral? ¿Cómo Se Utiliza el Análisis? ¿Cómo Se Miden los Cambios en la Carga Viral? "Repunte" de la Carga Viral ¿Qué Significan los Resultados? ¿Qué Problemas Tiene el Análisis de Carga Viral? ¿Qué Es la... Read more »
The Well Project

Pruebas de Diagnóstico

Tabla de Contenidos Introducción Carga viral ¿Cuándo debes realizarte una prueba de carga viral? Pruebas de resistencia Conclusión sobre las pruebas de resistencia Monitorización farmacoterapéutica Referencias ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UGA Professor Gets $1 Million to Study DNA

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.13 million grant to support University of Georgia-based research on "parasitic" DNA. David Garfinkel, a professor of biochemistry, will examine how cells respond to assaults from HIV and other... Read more »
American Society for Microbiology

Elite Controllers Block Integration of HIV DNA Into Host Genome

Alone among those infected with HIV-1, so-called elite controllers spontaneously maintain undetectable levels of viral replication even absent the benefit of anti-retroviral therapy. Now Mathias Lichterfeld of the Massachusetts General Hospital,... Read more »
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DNA PCR tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Where does one go for a DNA PCR test and will they usually not be given to you?

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pcr dna or rna?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the pcr dna better than the pcr rna, which is the more reliable test? Read more »

DNA PCR Qualitative Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can somebody tell me the accuracy of DNA PCR Qualitative tests? If they are accurate when should they be got done at the earliest? I have read that they are not advised due to high false positive results. If so, then if result is negative is it... Read more »

What do you think of DNA PCR tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it wise to get a DNA PCR test done. Does anyone have any experience with this? I called a web site that offers this service and they say that this test can be conclusive as early as six weeks. Is there any point in having this test done? Read more »