|3 months against PCR testing???
Aug 8, 2009
I believe I posted my question in the wrong forum earlier... I guess i'm one of the persons waiting those 3-6 months that is so anxious that writes to u...I'm really scared like all the people who writes and even with psychiatric help i'm about to flip out... It's been 1 month since my exposure and I got a p24/antibodies neg test. on the 27th day. They told it's quite encouraging. I'm worried to death about hep C and HIV 'cause i've been having nauseas, diarrheas, and flu-like sensation, etc. My GGT is about double the normal, no other enzymes modified. If I get a proviral HIV or RNA and a PCR for hep C on this week do I still need to wait 3 months for both antibodies tests? I really hope u could answer, anxiety is killing me and I can't afford spending in a 1000 tests 'cause i've still got to pay this years' college tuition. It's great to find out see there are serious forums with people like u. My best always,
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Thank you for your kind comments.
If HCV RNA or HIV RNA is not detected - yes this will be excellent news. Conservatively, we still recommend antibody follow-up later, but I assure you, your results will most certainly be good.
Remember the anxiety of this moment and put it towards good use - always have safe sex for your own protection......
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