Pcr Test After Pep 4 Weeks

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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.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diagnosis. Consequently you can't rely on this.The guidelines for post-PEP HIV diagnostic testing recommend HIV-antibody tests at six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.Anyone who has had an HIV exposure significant... Read more »

Test Result

I had asked a question previously about the HIV PCR Test i took while on PeP AFTER 2WEEKS EXPOSURE.... Read more »

Please answer im very confused..Pep cured symptoms

Hello Dr. This is not a regular am I infected question. I had a high risk exposure where I was... 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 »
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

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

...0.3-96 hours). Of 72 HIV-negative patients receiving PEP, three discontinued, 69 completed and 23 performed post-PEP HIV RNA polymerase chain reaction (all negative). Eleven follow-up HIV enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay tests have all turned... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...suggest measuring baseline (pre-treatment) viral load. A drug is "working" if it lowers viral load by at least 90% within 8 weeks. The viral load should continue to drop to less than 50 copies within 6 months. The viral load should be measured... Read more »
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PEP & Window Period & PCR (Tesla, GMan?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am I already 4 weeks into the window? Or does my window period just begin now when I stop taking the drugs??? What about a PCR test? ... Read more »

Experts: Two Part Question

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...that 99.9% (probably not backed up by real scientific research!!!) of people develop antibodes (and are detectable) between 4-6 weeks after exposure. Is this true? Well as you can see, I went on PEP 48 hours after exposure, its now been 6 weeks... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...3 month, 13 weeks, 90 days is considered conclusive with HIV testing. Wheather with Orasure, Oraquick, home Access or Blood test 13 weeks is consider Read more »

3.5 elisa, PCR hiv1, Scared pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...weight loss, and white tonge with ulcerations. I was extremely stressed since the first week. My wife also was negative at 11 weeks in an Elisa test at a different lab. I am having a constant slight headache for the past week, and my wife shows... Read more »