Retested in 6 months?
Oct 23, 1998
Thank you for your attention.Worried about a possible exposure in 98/may, I tested two Qualitative PCR's in 6 and 11 weeks(Amplicor Roche minimum 400 copies), both negatives and anti hiv Elisa test in 4 months, also negative. The Lab mentioned that this Elisa test is the third generation,type sandwich.Because i am still stressed my question is: Do i need to be retested in 6 months?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
No. Two PCR tests and a negative ELISA at 4 months are sufficient to rule out HIV infection. MH
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