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I had unprotected oral sex on me I saw no blood I have no sores I am circumsized I have tooken a HIV dna pcr test at 18 days and a 46 also a 4 week and 6 week duo test and a 8 week rapid test am I ok?

I had unprotected oral sex  on me I saw no blood I have no sores I am circumsized I have tooken a HIV dna pcr test at 18 days and a 46 also a 4 week and 6 week duo test and a 8 week rapid test am I ok?

You're OK: Oral sex is safe sex for HIV, with no proved transmissions by fellatio from mouth to penis, only rare ones penis to oral. You didn't need testing on account of this event and for sure not the multiple expensive ones you had. But the results from that combination of tests are conclusive. For sure you didn't catch HIV during that exposure and no further testing is needed. Best wishes and stay safe! ...Read more

Polymerase Chain Reaction (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is a method of finding a specific piece of dna and copying it over and over again until there is enough to study. The technique allows a scientist to detect very small amounts of dna in a swab sample then reproduce enough of it to study it. It is very sensisitive for detecting the presence of certain bacteria and is also used in doing other ...Read more


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What is the window period for p42 antigen/ antibody dual 4th gen HIV test? And the window period for HIV RNA PCR test? When can it be conclusive?

What is the window period for p42 antigen/ antibody dual 4th gen HIV test? And the window period for HIV RNA PCR test? When can it be conclusive?

See below: Please consult this site for a detailed answer. Nucleic acid tests are conclusive about a month after acquiring infection. http://www.sfaf.org/hiv-info/testing/hiv-test-window-periods.html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: influenza on rt PCR test?

What is the definition or description of: influenza on rt PCR test?

Definition: It is an amplification technique where even small amounts of viral RNA can be detected. This test is primarily for remote community practices and non-nasopharyngeal specimens, as it is performed 1x/day. ...Read more

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Can i sex with partner but my partner is PCR test possativ, how to sex ?

Unclear question: What is partner positive for? In any case if you have any doubt do not engage in any sexual activity without a condom. Hpv some other stds may not prevented even with a condom. It would be prudent for both of you talk to your partner's doctor before engaging in sex. ...Read more

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I have been asked to do a TB PCR test. Is it painful and how exactly is the procedure. Please explain in detail about procedure and about pain?

I have been asked to do a TB PCR test. Is it painful and how exactly is the procedure. Please explain in detail about procedure and about pain?

Not painful: Tb pcr is nothing more than a blood test to check for TB as apposed to the skin test for the same reason. Pcr stands for polymerase chain reaction which is done in the lab to check for acid fast bacilli that cause tb. ...Read more

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What is a PCR test?

PCR test: There are several answers but the most universal is the polymerase chain reaction test used to multiply dna sampling to determine pathogens and also for use in legal specimen procedures. It can also be used for human genetic testing for disease incidence and susceptibility. ...Read more

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What exactly a polymerase chain reaction is or a "pcr test?

Nucleic acid testing: Pcr allows enormous expansion of a chosen, limited segment of dna and facilitate testing of nucelic acid abnormalties. Pcr by itself is not a test. The specificity of the test is detemined by the composition of the probes used to analyse the nucelic acids. ...Read more

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By explaining what exactly a polymerase chain reaction is or a "pcr test?

DNA amplification: Poymerase chanin reaction/pcr is a process to amplify a specific stretch of dna. Pcr is a way to perform a number of tests by using specific probes. Pcr by itself is not a test, but one step in many tests. ...Read more

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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


Pcr (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is used in molecular biology to amplify copies of dna. It is used in dna cloning for sequencing, functional analysis of genes, identification of genetic finger prints, diagnosis of hereditary ...Read more