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Author Topic: pcr testing are they accurate?  (Read 1939 times)

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Offline powerpuff

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pcr testing are they accurate?
« on: December 07, 2007, 06:41:06 PM »
girlfriend had sex with condom with boy, was afraid of  possible lleakage or slipage. symptoms.
hiv pcr dna  test at  2 months and elisa test neg. :'(
possible  seroconversion??? does she need to go back at 3 month for elisa again?

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Re: 2 month pcr dna/ elisa
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 06:49:33 PM »
Puff,

You've been around here long enough to know that this is a no risk situation. Protected sex is just that, protected. You're friend is not seroconverting, and she needs no further testing. The ones she's already had were totally unnecessary.

You should also be aware by now that PCR testing is not approved for diagnostic purposes.

MtD

Offline powerpuff

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Re: 2 month pcr dna/ elisa
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 07:28:12 PM »
I understand that condoms are effective IF   used properly. I should have elaborated: my mistake.
She was worried because as he withdrew he did not hold the base of the condom he was also very flacid.  she  was afraid of some of the semenal fluid would have leaked? if he was that limp some of the semenal fluid could move a little more freely and was worried it did not perhaps all stay just  in the recepticle tip.
Would it make a difference that he uncircumcized??  ???

Offline RapidRod

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Re: 2 month pcr dna/ elisa
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 08:24:27 PM »
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Would it make a difference that he uncircumcized??
  Not to her. If you haven't go back and reread the "transmission" link found in the "Welcome, thread.

Offline Tim Horn

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Re: 2 month pcr dna/ elisa
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 08:42:31 PM »
A negative DNA PCR at two months... a negative antibody test... all following a low risk situation? The both of you can stop worrying, that's for certain.

Offline powerpuff

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pcr testing are they accurate?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 05:01:41 PM »
I have a general question around testing. although not the regular round of testing and a Pcr is  very expensive... how accurate are they for viral Dna Pcr? lets say at 2 months anyone know.

I read the Elisa is the standard test. at 2 months I hear they are 50% accurate and at 3 months around 97 % accurate or something..

so if one tested neg at 2 months pcr and 2months elisa is it safe to say they are clear  or should they continue withe the three month elisa and 6 months????? good question

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Re: pcr testing are they accurate?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 05:51:09 PM »
puff,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

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You were already told these people are worrying over a no-risk situation. They are hiv negative. Period. End of story.

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