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pcr dna and elisa 7

Oct 23, 1998

hello doctor, i am so happy that people like you exist in this world, you are extremely informative and intelligent and i commend you on that, my question is basically, i had a low risk exposure that did not include any type of intercourse, my doctor said the risk was "very low", i am married and have not had any type of exposures in > 10 years, i took 7 ELISA tests with the last one at 8 months and the a dna pcr (quest diagnostics) at 9 months, all negative and pcr not detected (10 copies/ml) have i effectively ruled out hiv, i what have kids now and don't want ot bring a child into this world sick. again thanks for great support.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You have ruled out HIV infection. Seven ELISA tests and a DNA and RNA PCR test are more than sufficient.

MH



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