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Positive PCR RT RNA Test

Sep 25, 2013

Dear Dr, I had an high exposure (vaginal sex- burst condom) with a CSW, within 21 hours i was on PEP ( Tenofovir+ Lamuvudine+ Efavirenz). A qualitative RT RNA PCR test turned positive - detected after 12 days, whereas a p24 antigen test was negative at six days. Do I have hiv Thank You

Response from Dr. Young


A positive HIV RNA test, if confirmed would implicate that you do indeed have HIV. I'd suggest an evaluation and repeat testing.

Good luck, BY

Eviplera and bad bowel Gas
Scared!! Long time use of HIV med can cause death?

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