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Pcr Hiv Test Reliability

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I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yes, I would consider negative HIV-antibody tests at weeks 14 and 18 to be definitive. Certainly if you remain worried, the option for a six-month repeat test is always open to you.2.See above. HIV-antibody tests remain the best and most... Read more »

How reliable are the PCR and the bDNA tests?

The PCR and the bDNA tests are being used more often today, especially the bDNA test. Mr. Sowadsky,... Read more »

RAW SEX WITH ESCORT IS PCR TESTING RELIABLE?

Dear Dr. Bob:I recently engaged in a barebacking encounter with a male escort who swears he is... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Economists Helping to Deliver Reliable Data About What Development Aid Works

"[F]inally, we're getting some reliable data suggesting how to" help people in developing countries because of economists, who "provide answers that are rigorously field-tested, akin to the way drugs are tested in randomized controlled trials,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Access to PCR Test for Emergency Personnel Potentially Exposed to HIV

The New York Legislature has unanimously approved identical bills (S 5424 , A 576 ) that would allow police officers and other emergency personnel who are potentially exposed to HIV on the job to access an HIV test that can detect the virus more... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Must Implement Reliable, Confidential HIV Reporting System, Editorial Says

After reports that California's current HIV reporting system "may be hindering the state's efforts" to fight HIV/AIDS, state legislators must work with health officials to "quickly implement" a new reporting system that is "confidential but also... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex Education Programs in Singapore's Schools Should Provide Teens With Objective, Reliable Information, Education Ministry Says

The number of teenagers contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections has increased over the past several years, Singapore's Education Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Thursday, the Straits Times reports. In 2008, 787 STIs were recorded... Read more »
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Reliability of PCR test

Posted by tb75, 2 Replies
I was hoping that someone could attest to the reliability of the HIV PCR test at 3 weeks. I got tested at 22 days and it was negative, but I have seen conflicting reports as to the ability for the PCR to determine whether a person is positive or... Read more »

PCR reliablity?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Home > Forum on Safe Sex and HIV Prevention > Answers to Current SafeSex Questions > Question:




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Posted: Jul 31, 2001



Ryan, I put myself at risk to HIV a while back about 6 months. At the tenth week I developed thrush I... Read more »

What type of HIV Test is more Reliable?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My doctor is going to draw some blood on Thursday because I am pregnant and she does all type of pre-natal testing. I may be at risk due to sharing a lancet with someone who is gay but I don't know if he is HIV (see "Am I At Risk" post below). ... Read more »

reliability of PCR & bDNA at 8-9 weeks ?

Posted by Anonymous
after being driven mad by some symptoms after 2 weeks post exposure, i tested negative on PCR and bDNA after 9 weeks(post exposure). how reliable & conclusive are these tests at 8-9 weeks. what are the chances of a false negative ? i know I'll... Read more »