hiv and hcv coinfection
Apr 3, 2011
Hi, thank you in advance for helping me.
i feel i have been coinfected from an assult that occured recently. However my tests show up negative for hiv and hcv out to 3 months. All antibody tests except for one pcr dna hiv test. I feel that the longer it takes for this to show up then the longer it will take to treat these conditions. Should i use more pcr tests or is it a waste of time since they are not approved and need to be backed up anyway.
BTW i think my insurance will not pay for pcr's because they are not approved.
Response from Dr. McGovern
These negative test results are great news. Most would recommend further follow-up, but the chance that they will come back positive at a later date are low.
Take comfort in the results and I would definitely NOT pursue PCR testing.
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