|Shingles - PCR?
Oct 23, 1998
I engaged in a high risk behavior 5 months ago. About 3 1/2 months after this incident, I had an outbreak of shingles and have been getting all types of rashes (possibly stress related). I tested negative at right after the shingles outbreak and at 5 months on an elisa test. I understand I need to test again at 6 months. However, my question is another elisa test enough at the 6th month or should I also get a PCR or RNA test also? Thank you very much.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Given the negative ELISA tests at 3 1/2 and 5 months after exposure, I am not sure what an additional test at 6 months would gain. I would not pursue RNA/DNA testing. The negative ELISA tests performed are sufficient. MH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Can You Take After You Have Shingles To Keep From Getting It Again?
- Is Dry Mouth An Acute Symptom Of AIDS?
- White Tongue Sign Of HIV Infection
- Hiv Transmission Blowjob From A Prostitute
- Cold Feet After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Itchy Red Spots After Sensual Massage Sign Of HIV AIDS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.