U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Germany
A 28-year-old male asked:

is hiv-1-pcr quantitative and hiv rna pcr quantitative same tests?can dna pcr test be quantitative?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
HIV testing: Yes. Viral testing can be qualitative or quantitative. Most HIV RNA testing is quantitative.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 21-year-old member asked:

If I have the double gene mutation (homozygous) for hemochromatosis but am not clinically iron overloaded (have high iron levels on lab results) at this time, can I develop iron overload later, such as in 2, 5, or 10 or more years later?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Hemachromatosis: The single gene carrier will likely not develop any symptoms or problems from increased iron absorption. You will still need to have regular blood work to check for increased iron, and not use any supplements with iron. If you have two genes, your chance is good that you will have high levels of iron, and possibly get damage from the extra iron. Timing is unknown, too many variables.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is pre-diabetes the same as impaired glucose tolerance or impaired resting glucose?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Prediabetes is impaired fasting glucose (ifg) or impaired glucose tolerant (igt). Some patient will have ifg but no igt while other will have igt and not ifg. High risk pre-diabetes are patients who have both ifg and igt.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is athletes foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

7 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not exactly: Both athlete's foot and yeast infections are cause by organisms in the fungus family. Athletes foot can be caused by several different types of fungus as well as yeast. Many of the same medications which can be used to treat yeast infections will also benefit athlete's foot. A related condition, jock itch, can also be commonly caused by yeast as well as traditional fungi.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can a daily multivitamin alone provide the same high levels of antioxidants and zinc as the areds formulation?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 37 years experience
Yes, but...: It would be tough to find. Even ones that are for eyes would be unlikely to have that level of nutrients. Some better vitamins that are 6 to 8 capsules per daily dose may contain enough.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: This is a very popular "mommy make-over" combo because women who have children often have abdominal bulges afterwards and the breasts may have enlarged/drooped. The procedures are safe to do at the same time if the patient is in good health otherwise and the doctor has experience with the procedure. Combining the two increases risks slightly so some people choose to do them separately.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jan 4, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.