|My Results of Testing Q
Apr 5, 1999
I had protected recceptive vaginal sex about 7 times and also a few unprotected exposures orally and genitally (no penetration or ejacualtion) with an HIV infected man. His VL is undetectable for 3 years. After this, I went to get tested on this time frame: Elisa 0-1 mth exposure= neg PCR test(some type)31/2weeks-71/2 weeks =neg/normal Qualitative HIV DNA 71/2 weeks-11 1/2 wks= non reactive
given these tests and time frame..what more needs to be done. My particular doctor has no experience with this. She has asked the ID doc for advice and he recommended the above latter 2 tests. Anything else need to be done to assure I'm negative. I feel comfortable with the results but want to be making an educated descision. It has now been 11 weeks since last exposure. Thanks a bunch.(ps-what does non reactive refer to exactly?)
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Non reactive would be considered the same as negative. The ELISA antibody test does not add anything here because it was done too early to be definitive. Given that you have had both PCR and DNA tests performed at the time points indicated, you are not infected. Again, as stated many times before on this forum, antibody testing at 3 and 6 months is still recommeded by the CDC to be definitive. MH
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