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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
...months Positive HIV DNA PCR Oct 17, 2008 Dr Bob, I just received my HIV DNA PCR Positive. I cannot believe this. I went to local hiv testing center and had negative oraquick after 3 weeks of exposure. I am on Xannax now. How can a handjob from a... Read more »

HIV-1 DNA by PCR test and HIV-1 Abs test

Hi, I took the tests above on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative, (I'm not in... Read more »

hiv testing

I have had several oral sex contacts and I have been tested several time for hiv using the hiv dna... Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...the branched-chain DNA test ( bDNA ), is made by a company called Chiron (pronounced "KAI-ron"). The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR (commonly called the PCR ) test is made by Roche (pronounced "RO-sh").... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
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PCR Test for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...administered the HIV antibody test after 35 days. It was negative. I was so crazy with fear, he decided to send me in for a PCR test for HIV (which was performed after 68 days). This came back negative as well. I feel like I am infected with HIV... Read more »

PCR tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that PCR tests are not reliable enough to test for HIV presence, and that they can show false positive results. However my doctor ordered a PCR at 2 months. It came back negative and Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Pathology, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Real-Time Immuno-PCR test combines parts of traditional antibody testing with polymerase chain reaction, which "amplifies" small amounts of the virus. Currently, most viral load tests can identify... Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been reading alot on the window period, but am still very confused. Although, 3 months is the confirmation period, some countries accept 2 months as confirmatory. Others say that 6 weeks is good enough.Help!!! Read more »