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Polymerase Chain Reaction Test For Hiv

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Confusion about New York State Testing website

Dear Dr. Bob,With all of the disinformation circulating on the web, you are a godsend.I live in New York and I had a very low risk exposure (protected oral with a high risk person) and I was considering getting tested (even though a Doctor I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...copies per milliliter).The paragraph referring to HIV PCR testing in the policy statement you quoted from the New York State HIV testing Web site did not differentiate between these two very different tests that both use PCR technology, thereby... Read more »

PCR test better than antibody test for diagnosis?

I have read of a few cases where AIDS patients have tested HIV negative but positive to the... Read more »

Adopting Child with initial positive then negative tests

We are considering adopting a child with the following results: 02/04 born;04/04 negative PCR... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Increasing Among MSM in Hong Kong; Researchers Call for Improved Prevention Efforts

...Immediately after infection, the viral load is very high, so the chance of transmitting to others is very high." Chen also said that polymerase chain reaction tests, which can detect HIV in the blood, should be used to detect recent infections... Read more »
The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

... Table of Contents Introduction Obstacles to the Implementation of Routine HIV Testing in the U.S. New Technologies in HIV Testing HIV Testing Requirements: Opt-In, Opt-Out and Counseling Improving HIV Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...) 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 quickly than a traditional HIV antibody test, the New York Post reports. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Prevention: North Carolina HIV/AIDS Screening Method Could Become National Model

...for an HIV test will still receive the standard antibody test, but the specimens will also be tested individually using the polymerase chain reaction test. "So far, we have tested 50,000 patients, and the most important thing we have observed is... Read more »
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Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...infected. Doctors may suggest and HIV PCR test if they think a person has been infected with HIV in the past few days or weeks. Is HIV testing ever mandatory? In New York State, HIV testing is generally voluntary and cannot be done without the... Read more »

Why is this happening?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dissidents include Kary Mullis, who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in chemistry for inventing the polymerase chain reaction used to test for HIV. Another is University of California-Berkeley scientist David Rasnick, president of the Group for the... Read more »

Window Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...NYCity Depts of Health. Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations For HIV Testing and Re-testing What is the Window Period? The window period is the length of time after infection that it... Read more »

Another link to share:

Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
...comfort in it. == PVS Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations for HIV Testing and Re-testing What is the Window Period? The window period is the length of time after infection that... Read more »