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Touching Sweat And Dna Pcr Testing

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DNA PCR 30 Days after PEP

Hi Dr Bob,I have been following your forum closely since my exposure and dont have a specific answer to my question. I "accidentally" had unprotected sex with a stripper. I would up getting moluscum and probably Herpes. (I have had recurrent genetal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...misunderstood or chosen not to follow the very consistent advice that I have been offering to those with cases similar to yours.HIV RNA PCR (viral load) testing is generally not recommended for HIV diagnosis and very specifically not recommended... Read more »

Pure Panic...Obsessive Testing..HELP

Thank you for all that you do. I hope that I end up being one of the WW's!I had a low risk... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a chemical... 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 »
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 »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you... Read more »
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3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

Posted by datguy, 3 Replies
...It killed to swallow and my throat hurt to touch on the outside in some spots too. I had a fever for a day or two and night sweats.....to break the fever. I had fatigue and muscle soreness for a while and also lost my appetite and had... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...quickly because it spread to the sinuses around the eyes and deeper in the head. shortness of breath. I have also developed anhidrosis/hypohidrosis, I can barely sweat at all anymore. And this too is progressive. I get hot very very easily. I... Read more »

Please Stop the Nightmare! HELP!! (very long)

Posted by losangelesman, 2 Replies
...felt like something strange had entered my brain. ABOUT 2 WEEKS SINCE LAST CONTACT Sept 3rd go in for ALL STD tests and PCR HIV test with a Urologist....all NEG Next few weeks I have... * EXTREME insomnia. No matter what I took to sleep,... Read more »

Clear up the sweating/night sweats issue!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had what I consider "night sweats"....Approximately 10-12 days after "exposure". They lasted may 4 nights or so, haven't had trouble since. Woke up sweating at Read more »