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hiv positive after 3 months?
Jun 30, 2001

Dear Mark

You have said that 95,99 of people seroconvert after 3 months using the elisa . My question is will the pcr cover the rest say 5 if one cannot wait another 3 months to cover the total 6 month or longer window? secondly , do you recommend i undergo an expensive pcr if I have been tested negative at 6 weeks and at 3 months ?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

There is no data to determine whether PCR has added value in such a case. Certainly after 3 months, there is no added value.



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