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Vaginal Fisting And Dna Pcr Testing

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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 »

dna pcr test

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that antibody testing is the "gold standard" of testing, but for who people who have a antibody producing deficiency would the HIV DNA PCR test be an acceptable test to use? I know that in some cases there may not be enough...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...light of the Kimberly Powers North Carolina study.So, seven days post exposure I went to my local Internist and got baseline tested for all STDs including HIV (ELISA). All test results came back negative although I know only Chlamydia and... Read more »

Still need testing, worried and depressed (FALSE POSTIVE HIV PCR)

Hi Dr Bob, I tested positive with PCR with viral load being 400 count/ml(400 being the lower limit of the assay). I wrote to you about my exposure last Dec '06, that condom broke while briefly rubbing against vagina of a sex worker. And you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your initial positive PCR was definitely a false-positive. No further HIV testing is warranted. HIV is not your problem. No way, no how. Whatever is causing your symptoms, one thing is certain; it's not HIV!If Read more »
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Treatment

...light; more light means that more virus is present in the patient's blood. The other test, called the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test (commonly called PCR), chemically multiplies the amount of viral RNA in a blood... Read more »
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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out... Read more »
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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers to find HIV in patients... Read more »
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HELP!!!! PCR RNA test is it accurate???

Posted by julio5000, 1 Reply
...little wound in my mouth because I hurt myself when brushing my teeth early in the day (before my encounteer). I just tooked a PCR RNA test after 48 hours but I don't know if it's accurate or I'll have to wait for the hole tamale (13 weeks) to... Read more »

Oraquick...from last post...forgot the story

Posted by david2008, 4 Replies
...Questions pertaining to a specific case; requests for diagnosis, medical advice, or second opinion; or requests for opinions about untested alternative therapies will generally not be answered. Ask the Experts about Understanding Your Labs ... Read more »

Anonymous PCR test sites in New York area?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know of a reputable testing lab/centre that does anonymous PRC testing in the greater NYC area? I cannot bear to wait the 3-6 months, and would really appreciate Read more »

PCR Test Info

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone have a phone number for a company that does PCR tests for HIV? I recently had a protected (vaginal/condom) encounter with a sex worker at an Asian Spa. The condom was intact Read more »