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HBV PCR/DNA vs HIV PCR, this confused me,need your advise!?

hello dr: sorry for my poor english i am a young man from China. my story is here: last year i had a risk exposure for hiv ,then i went to test with hiv-antibody tests 5 times over the 8 months after the exposure and all came...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
THe hepatitis B testing story you refer to is "occult HBV" and it is quite uncommon.No I would not extrapolate this testing issue to HIV. You are done with testing. Read more »

PCR-DNA or PCR-RNA

When using PCR, is PCR-DNA or PCR-RNA a better test for pre-seroconversion diagnostic? Thanks for... Read more »

accuracy of rna pcr and dna pcr??(2)

In question Q45855.qna you replied that the accuracy of rna pcr is 100 if infection is present... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Porn Actor's HIV Test Results Officially Reported to County

...HIV-positive test result to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department (LACPHD). Staff at the Sherman Oaks-based AIM conducted a PCR-DNA test for HIV on the adult-film performer on Oct. 9. Their diagnosis of HIV infection was made Oct. 12.... Read more »
HIV i-Base

After Baby Is Born

...schedule. Will I need to use contraception after the baby is born? To check the baby is HIV-negative HIV PCR DNA -- a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a highly sensitive test that detects tiny amounts of HIV DNA in blood plasma.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...the branched-chain DNA test ( bDNA ), is made by a company called Chiron (pronounced "KAI-ron"). The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR (commonly called the PCR ) test is made by Roche (pronounced "RO-sh").... 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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Negative PCR DNA at 8 weeks

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...I just got the results of a PCR DNA test at 8 weeks and a negative HIV antibody test. Does this mean I don't have HIV or do I need more testing? Read more »

pcr dna or rna?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is the pcr dna better than the pcr rna, which is the more reliable test? Read more »

PCR-DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is the PCR-DNA test conclusive if taken 4-5 weeks after possible exposure to HIV? Will I need to test again? Read more »

PCR DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am expecting the result of a DNA test. Should get the result on Monday. I have been dealing with years of doubting my status. I have had negative antibody tests but unusual symptoms still leave me wondering. I am hoping this test will close... Read more »