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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?

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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Were can I get HIV RNA PCR test?

Were can I get HIV RNA PCR test?

Almost anywhere: Any doctor can order this, but if there is an std or HIV clinic near you that is a good place to go. Some commercial laboratories may do this without a doctor's order. Call and ask. Good luck and hope this is negative. ...Read more

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Hiv rna I&2 qualitative pcr test after 10 days post receiving rimming negative. Is it reassuring?

Hiv rna I&2 qualitative pcr test after 10 days post receiving rimming negative. Is it reassuring?

Low risk, too soon: To test. Rimming, even if performed by a person with HIV is a relatively low risk exposure. To be sure, get a HIV nucleic acid test about 6 months after exposure.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility to have pcr (-) test results but still have hiv?

Is there any possibility to have pcr (-) test results but still have hiv?

Maybe: There may be a brief period between initial infection and producing enough virus to be detectable by pcr. ...Read more

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How accurate can be the results of an HIV PCR test if it was taken 10 and 20 hours after possible exposure?

How accurate can be the results of an HIV PCR test if it was taken 10 and 20 hours after possible exposure?

Too soon to test: At 10 hours after exposure, if would have been much better to take post-exposure prophylaxis rather than testing. You should still consult a doctor if you may benefit from post-exposure prophylaxis, the sooner the better. HIV PCR test, if negative at 12 weeks after exposure, would rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

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I just had polymerase chain reaction (pcr) HIV test negative at 4 weeks 6 days, almost 5 weeks?

Probably free: There are rare cases in which antibody testing has remained negative for several months, but you probably do not have hiv. If you are in a state of anxiety over this and can afford it, a PCR for the presence of viral RNA in your blood will solve this definitively. ...Read more

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Pcr test negative after 12 days exposure duo lab test negative after 3 weeks eposure am I hiv free?

Pcr test negative after 12 days exposure duo lab test negative after 3 weeks eposure am I hiv free?

Too soon to know: You should get tested at six months after exposure, if the PCR test is negative then, it would be sign that you are free of HIV. ...Read more

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I had an HBV DNA PCR test and it came out to be 13 iu/ml...Is it a matter of tension? My lft and other tests come out to be positive although

I had an HBV DNA PCR test and it came out to be 13 iu/ml...Is it a matter of tension? My lft and other tests come out to be positive although

Hepatitis B: Having a positive hbv dna and "other tests positive" in general means you have hepatitis b. This is not do to tension. Without knowing the specifics of your other blood tests and overall condition, I would see your liver specialist to see if you need treatment or if you can just have your liver tests checked every few months. ...Read more

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Hi I m male and received oral sex from hiv positive person (didn't know). pcr test at 19 days, 4th gen at 29-43 days post expusure. My chances?

Hi I m male and received oral sex from hiv positive person (didn't know). pcr test at 19 days, 4th gen at 29-43 days post expusure. My chances?

HIV and oral sex: HIV is rarely if ever transmitted mouth to penis; there are no proved cases. In any case, your test results are conclusive. Your "chances" are 100% that you did not catch HIV. ...Read more

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Is the HIV DNA PCR test accurate enough for early diagnosis?

Yes: The PCR is highly accurate and sensitive. It may take 6 weeks to 6 months for the elisa and western blot antibody tests to be positive. Since the PCR tests for the virus itself, it is detectable earlier, before an immune response has been initiated, but at a much higher price. ...Read more

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How accurate is a pcr test for HTLV1, 6 months after an exposure?

Pointless?: How would you know you were exposed to HTLV1? If you've simply had a sexual exposure you are concerned about, HTLV testing should not have been done. Why test at all? ...Read more

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Hiv RNA PCR test after 2 years post exposure result is 'notdectected', what to do?

Be glad: You're not infected. Love safely from now on and be grateful for your health. ...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