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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load, the faster HIV disease progresses. For prevention , viral load predicts how easy it is to...
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False-Positive w/ only -ve EIA and PCR DNA confirmation

Dr. Bob,First off, I would like to say that I really appreciate your kindness and patience while maintaining this forum. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.I am in a horrible situation and hoping that you may be able to shed some light. I am a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...before being termed definitively positive. Your subsequent negative EIA and PCR DNA are definitive and conclusive. No further testing is warranted or necessary (including WB testing). Your initial "positive" OraQuick was a false positive.Stop... Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort protected sex, but got gohnerea. As of 6 weeks after i have not been the same. 4 weeks into my window period I had my wisdom teeth removed, all 4. 6 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk for HIV transmission."Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is or is not HIV infected. The reason to get tested or even to worry about HIV would be having placed yourself at risk for possible acquisition of the virus. I... Read more »

HIV DNA PCR POSSITIVE (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Having a sex contact with a sexs worker(-protected vaginal-unprotected oral) and because of my anxiety reading of the risk of getting the disease,even if its a low risk, ihad cause i couldn wait an DNA PCR at 6 weeks on a lab. The result came back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,As I have frequently stated in this forum, PCR testing should not be used for routine HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false-positive results, technical considerations Read more »

Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive -Results (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Dear DoctorThank u so much for your response.It means a lot to me during all this devastating anxiety that i m on..I finally had the 13 week(90days)4th generation test at the hospital and result NEGATIVE..I feel so much relief from that result but i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...happen to someone who gets a false-positive test result!So to sum up, HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted. You should stop worrying and start WOO-HOO-ing immediately.Donation information for The Robert... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Exposed? If you think you have been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
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need an answer

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...early stage as accurate as an antibody test at 3/6 months. can someone please tell me? i want to know for sure. should i be tested more or am i free to go? thanks for your insite Read more »

DNA PCR Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does 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 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 Read more »

DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the virus Read more »