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Vaginal Fluid And Dna Pcr Testing

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...HIV). Interpretation of Test Results A positive (reactive) result means: You are HIV-positive (carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV to others. A positive result does NOT mean: You have AIDS. You will necessarily get AIDS. You are immune to AIDS,...
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How do you feel about Qraquick HIV 1/2 test

Hey Dr. Bob, It's J again, thanks for the response to my questions which I posted all below. Just had a couple more questions.1) How do you feel about the Oraquick HIV 1/2 rapid test2) Would this test be sutable for my 12 week test to make sure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J,1. OraQuick HIV-1/2 rapid tests are reliable. A negative test outside the window period is considered a true negative. A positive result is considered only preliminarily positive and needs to be confirmed with a Western Blot before a diagnosis... Read more »

Cunninglus and Fellatio

Hey Dr. Bob, J here. I posted a question last friday and haven't seen any response so I figured I would post again. Met with prostitute from online and gave cunninglus 5-10 min. and received fellatio 5 min. With the cunninglus I only sucked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...interfere with HIV test results.2. Perhaps, however, it's a moot point, because your highly excessive HIV-antibody and DNA PCR testing is conclusive. 3. The HIV-acquisition risk associated with cunnilingus is extremely low.4. Yes.5. Based on your... Read more »

please clarify the results....... will do a donation of $30

Dear Doctor........please give me your openion I took a HIV DNA PCR test on 13th December nearly at 11:00am. My last exposure (lap dance) was on 6th December nearly at 3:00pm. I got the result just now. Below is my results. Please let me know your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lap dances is essentially nonexistent.Responding to your specific questions:1. Your HIV-acquisition risk is so low that HIV testing would not routinely be recommended. However, if you are worried and want the reassurance of a conclusively... Read more »

Dr. Bob hates bad grammer

Hello Dr. BobI notice you correct peoples spelling a lot so I will try to spell everything correctly.I had an a possible exposure 5 months ago. Symptoms were macularpapular rash on stomach, thrush, muscle spasms, and swollen nodes in armpits that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are definitive, conclusive and excessive. Your negative status is further supported by your undetectable qualitative HIV DNA PCR at 2, 4 and 7 weeks and your undetectable quantitative HIV PCR RNA at 10 weeks.The possibility you are infected is... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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 »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...blood. Most of the time there's a strong relationship between levels of HIV in the blood and in other body fluids like semen and vaginal fluids. However, sometimes people have undetectable levels of HIV in their blood yet have detectable levels... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...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,... 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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Posted by Just_Somebody, 3 Replies
...what i said what is the chance I could have caught something by jerking myself with a hand that pulled off a condom that had vaginal secretion on it. (Sidenote I was already worked up and so I came really quick, basically like 15-20 seconds of... Read more »

Jocko's Story (again)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thighs, combined with a sore throat. I went to an HIV Specialist, and at about 5 weeks post exposure, I had an Elisa, p-24, and PCR viral load taken. Before I received my results, I purchased a Home Access test, found the transvestite, and asked... Read more »

HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, About mid February, I noticed was slight swelling of the glands in the upper part of the neck. The glands continue to be slightly swollen. About mid March, my tongue was slightly swollen too. The symptoms of a swollen tongue are that the... Read more »

need an answer

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...these expensive tests and my doc says they were not needed medically - only mentally. still, i wonder...is pcr rna and pcr dna testing at the early stage as accurate as an antibody test at 3/6 months. can someone please tell me? i want to know... Read more »