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Victim and Qualitative PCR testing
Mar 1, 2001

I was recently raped and there is the possibility that I may have contracted some disease. I have been going insane, dealing with the attack as well as the possibility I may have caught something.The people I have spoken to were mainly concerned over HIV and hepititis C. They performed these tests, Qualitative PCR and antibody tests at 30 days exactly from the attack. They have told me that they are certain that this test would have been positive, if there was something there. I would like to have your opinion as well. Is there still a chance that these tests would not have detected virus?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Again, these are not recommended testing strategies that are officially sanctioned or approved.



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