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Touching A Bloody Scab And Dna Pcr Testing

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DNA PCR vs RNA PCR

Dear Doc:I am confused about DNA PCR vs RNA PCR. Which one has the higher rate of false positive? I had a DNA PCR test done which indicated 9,130 IU/mL. The PCR was done because my first round of blood work indicated HIV antibodies. The doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dave,These two tests (DNA PCR and RNA PCR) measure two different things and therefore you cannot compare one to the other as far as false-positive are concerned.In your particular case, you had no risk factors; consequently, you should not... Read more »

Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I... Read more »

Proviral DNA by PCR

Hi Dr. Bob,I promise I will donate to this great foundation.Here is my story:I went to Amsterdam in... Read more »
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AIDS National Interfaith Network

AIDS and American Religion: An Issue of Blood

Matt: 9:20-21 "And behold a women, which was diseased with an issueof blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: Forshe said within herself, If I may but touch the hem of his garment, I shall bewhole." (King James) ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Porn Actor's HIV Test Results Officially Reported to County

Following calls from the county's top health official and AIDS activists, the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) late Tuesday officially confirmed an HIV-positive test result to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Diagnostic Tests A. Antibody Tests 1. HIV-1 Antibody Screening Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase... Read more »
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DNA PCR tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Where does one go for a DNA PCR test and will they usually not be given to you?

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DNA PCR Qualitative Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can somebody tell me the accuracy of DNA PCR Qualitative tests? If they are accurate when should they be got done at the earliest? I have read that they are not advised due to high false positive results. If so, then if result is negative is it... Read more »

What do you think of DNA PCR tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it wise to get a DNA PCR test done. Does anyone have any experience with this? I called a web site that offers this service and they say that this test can be conclusive as early as six weeks. Is there any point in having this test done? Read more »

First-Hand PCR DNA Testing Information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Some of this is a repost, some of it isn't. It occurs to me that like me, there may be someone out there who is interested in a PCR DNA test and who, for whatever reason, isn't able to find a local medical authority they can pursue it with. It... Read more »