|PCR and Elisa Testing 12 weeks
Mar 31, 1999
I have read alot about others who have had PCR DNA testing and your responses. I thought that I would also ask you about my situation. At 28 days I had a PCR DNA test with a negative result. The test was done by Quest Diagonostics. I also had an Elisa Test and another PCR DNA and PCR bDNA test done (these were done by Specialty Labs) at 12 weeks, again negative. My family doctor states that I do not need any more testing due to my low exposure and the test results. For the past few weeks (now at four months post possible exposure) I have had extreme mussle and joint pains, persistant dry cough, loose stools at least two to three times per day, left upper and lower abdominal pain, itching skin and depression and anxiety. My doctor says these are stress related. I am still wondering, all of time, if I am still HIV positive. Should I test any more? And if so, for both PCR DNA and Elisa? THANK YOU FOR YOU HELP!
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Again, everybody comes to the table having done different tests at different time points. Given the timing, number and different tests you have had done, you do not have HIV infection. MH
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