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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
...misunderstood or chosen not to follow the very consistent advice that I have been offering to those with cases similar to yours.HIV RNA PCR (viral load) testing is generally not recommended for HIV diagnosis and very specifically not recommended... Read more »

Sex at Massage Ceneter, Worried about HIV

H Dr.I am getting treated for chronic prostaitis for the last 8 years. I used to have black... Read more »

Chlamydia testing (including urine tests)

I recently had a Chlaymidia urine test (PCR-DNA) performed approximately one week after the... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Correlates of Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection Among Female U.S. Federal Prison Inmates

...participants at the other; combined prevalence was 8.5 percent. With positivity in either specimen as the reference standard, urine polymerase chain reaction had a sensitivity of 66.7 percent; vaginal swab PCR had a sensitivity of 84.4 percent. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

...British researchers. Dr. Helen H. Lee of the University of Cambridge and colleagues evaluated the Chlamydia Rapid Test versus the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay among 1,211 men ages 16-73 at a sexual health center for young people and a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Urine Test Could Make Cervical Cancer Testing Easier

...published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2002;40(9):3155-3161). Brinkman and coauthors reported findings that a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based urine assay is as reliable as standard tests for finding HPV infection, which has... Read more »
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More info on Urine testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...really wish they would have tried to get more info like wether these people were infectious or actually infected, and wether DNA PCR tests were used. Read more »

PCR "definitive?" HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...screen came back negative - even though the symtpoms cleared up after taking the antibiotics. The viral load ( Doctor said - PCR at 6 weeks is as good as an ELISA at 6 months. What do others hear/think? Thanks. Read more »

To TexGal, Jackie and GmanBill- Please Read

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and have had swollen nodes in armpits and behind knee ever since. Have tested -ve on Elisa at 20 weeks, and undetectable on PCR RNA and bDNA at 12 weeks. What concerns me is the PERSISTENCE of the swollen nodes.I have read that the virus can get... Read more »

here i am!

Posted by worried2002, 1 Reply
hey people i'm still alive, i'm transferring my worries from hiv to hep b at the moment... ;) however at the end of this month i'll be tested for both, let's hope everything'll be ok so i will transfer my worries to the common cold or whatever, hugs... Read more »