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What Is A Qualitative Hiv Dna Pcr

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HIV 1 DNA, Qualitative/PCR testing results

hi DR.Roberti'm 28yo and I have 3 questions about HIV1 DNA Qulaitative/PCR test results1)is this test conclusive after 30 days of exposure to HIV risk? (my results were negative"2)is this test the same as the HIV p24 antigen test?thanks & regards.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. The qualitative HIV DNA PCR test is not recommended for routine HIV screening. Consequently, I can't advise you as to whether an undetectable 30 day Read more »

qualitative HIV PCR DNA test result

hello Dr, Thanks for the reply on my Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and 29... Read more »

Qualitative DNA PCR--HIV O?

Thank you for your time, Doctor. You mentioned that an HIV1 Qualitative DNA PCR will not pick up... Read more »
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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 »
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

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...order to be effective, HIV's RNA must bechanged into DNA. An HIV enzyme called reverse transcriptase changes the HIVRNA into HIV DNA. Integration Next, the newly-formed HIV DNA enters the nucleus (command center) of theCD4... Read more »
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PCR DNA or RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Quantitative PCR RNA is the viral load test for HIV-1 only, right ? For Qualitative PCR DNA for HIV-1 and HIV-2, the report format would be 'detectable' or 'not detectable', right ?..or/and would 'strain' of the Read more »

sjb1 explain this from dr.gallant

Posted by mental_case
...is typically referred to as the "viral load" assay. It measures the amount of HIV virus in plasma. The qualitative test is an HIV DNA PCR, which simply tells you whether HIV DNA is present or absent. Either test can be used if there is suspicion... Read more »

HIV DNA reliability

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Without wanting to alarm, it should be noted that HIV DNA testing is not 100% reliable. It may be worth checking with the lab to enquire what primers they used, particularly if you are Read more »

DNA PCRS.SOME ADVICE NEEDED.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi,everyone.can someone please tell me about PRO VIRAL DNA PCR,S like how good they are at finding hiv. and what about BDNA,s for viral load.it seems like everyone is having them.can they Read more »