HIV Prevention Community
DNA PCR - Mistake?
About This Community:

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

DNA PCR - Mistake?

I had a very low exposure risk (used protection). I was planning on having an antibody test conducted but was talked into the more expensive DNA PCR test. (29 days past exposure). Now my concern is a potential for a false positive.

1.) Does anybody have any thoughts on the potential of a false positive (percentages, etc)?
2.) Anybody have experience with DNA PCR test? Feedback?
Tags: DNA PCR, pcr, test
Related Discussions
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
You never had a risk if you used protection so that test is meaningless.Also,the HIV DNA by PCR is not used for diagnostic purposes,but rather to monitor people who have already got the virus.I see no need for further testing.You don't have Hiv.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Would you suggest even getting the results?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Yeah RainLover - I should have researched before hand. I wasted money but it could be worse. I feel like skipping the results to avoid a situation of a false positive that I don't even need to worry about.

Blank
Avatar_m_tn
The results would mean nothing because you never had a risk.I wouldn't even bother getting them at all.Just turn your back on this situation and move on with your life.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thanks - I have to admit this forum is pretty good.

It's amazing though - what they (commercial organizations selling and marketing) will tell you to get you to spend your money. Frustrating but true.

Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I agree,It's very sad that they are looking to make money rather than be honest with people about testing options.This is the type of world we live in.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
HIV Prevention Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top HIV Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
mikey29287
Australia
1629919_tn?1407244906
Blank
Apollo1971
England, United Kingdom
366749_tn?1370585676
Blank
diver58
Karachi, Pakistan
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KJ268
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Teak
OH