Proviral Dna Test As Hiv Test
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Posted by sadman, 2 RepliesHello everyone thanks for putting up with me. Its been 8 weeks since my risk and I'm more concerned then ever. I really do seem to have every symptom of ARS despite assurances risks were very slight to none existent.
That said, does anyone know... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI had an oral sex encounter in a gay bathhouse about 6 weeks ago. We both gave each other blow jobs without a condom. I came in his mouth...he did not cum in mine.
I have been tested for all STDs (syph, chlamydia, gonnoreah, hep B, herpes, etc),... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesDoes anyone recommend the DNA PCR test i.e. the test that looks for HIV directly rather than HIV antibodies. Does anyone have any experience of this test and if so did it put your mind at ease. I did read that there's a high degree of false... Read more »
Posted by gpboy, 1 Replyi have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.
i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »
Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 ReplyOn June 16, I discovered I was exposed several times to HIV from March 15 to June 10.
I tested negative via an antibody tests both in April and on June 17.
On June 17, I was immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis medications (Kaletra 200-50 mg... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Qualitative DNA PCR is used to detect cell-associated proviral DNA. The test is not considered to be sufficiently accurate for making an HIV diagnosis without confirmation and is not FDA approved for this use. However, it can be helpful to sort... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillI am not sure of the specific here but could be the patient had HIV-2 and was tested for only HIV-1. In most places (like the US) the HIV antibody test looks for both viruses but could be in others just HIV-1 is looked for. I do not this his low... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Mr. Lost at Your Mercy,Running very expensive PCR tests during or after PEP is not necessary or recommended. The post-PEP testing guidelines recommend an HIV-antibody test at three and six months from the date of exposure. You can download a... Read more »
Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIVThe correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
DNA Testing Method Can Identify Twice as Many Throat and Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections as Traditional Bacterial CultureA new study shows that a more efficient STD screening method -- called a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) -- can detect at least twice as many oropharyngeal (throat) and rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia infections as a bacterial culture test,... Read more »
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