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HIV PCR RNA Quantitative Test Positive (ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHY PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009)

Hello,I have a protected intercourse and unprotected Oral Sex durimg the months of May and JUNE, and due to my curiosity, I went to the clinic and did a PCR RNA Test which came Positive this was last week, and yesterday I did a spot test which came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...histrionic post! That said, I am responding primarily to point out one of the recurring messages I stress in this forum. HIV PCR RNA testing is not recommended for routine HIV screening due to the rate of false positives, other technical... Read more »

RNA testing in conjunction with HIV test

Hello Dr. Bob,I would really appreciate it if you could help me. I have had tests done at six and... Read more »

hiv rna pcr testing

HIV RNA PCR can how soon and how late can detect the virus after infection Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

...replicating but the immune system has not mounted a response. According to the Times , although many health officials and HIV/AIDS experts see detecting newly infected HIV-positive people as an "important next step in controlling the spread of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: San Francisco AIDS Foundation Seeks 50 Percent Cut in HIV by 2015

...infection, could be released as early as June. In addition, City Clinic and the SFAF-funded Magnet clinic in the Castro are using ribonucleic acid (RNA) testing to discover the most recently acquired HIV infections. SFAF's goals will also be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers Develop HIV Fighter

...A form of ribonucleic acid (RNA) developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the potential to be a new weapon against HIV. The short Read more »
The Body

Glossary

...within a person is able to reproduce itself even if the person is taking medications designed to keep it from doing so. Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) A nucleic acid, found mostly in the cytoplasm of cells, important in the synthesis of proteins.... Read more »
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HIV PCR By RNA test

Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
What's the deal with that test, its supposed to give you a positive or negative after 28 days of any kind of sexual contact, reliable test? I know esmerelda is going to call me a retarded hypocondriac so I was wondering has any actual info on that... Read more »

hiv rna / nat testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
does this test cuts the window period , I took this type of test out too 19 months neg not detected and neg elisa and wb's. thanks god bless Read more »

hiv rna test

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...dept thought you was too have any stds , dont they have to tell you so you dont spread it to next person . thanks, Does Hiv Rna cuts the window period Read more »

hiv rna by pcr ultra testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
... if someone had 15.000 rna copies wont this test will pick up any copies from 50 and up thanks i took alot of this test and 400 copies was not det also Read more »