|HIV1/RNA & HIV2
May 8, 2001
Dear Doctor Little,
Almost ten years ago, while employed in law enforcement, I had a "bad" HIV exposure from an Africian. I've tested negative on the HIV-1 (ELISA), and most recently the HIV RNA test. My question: will the RNA test reflect a HIV-2 viral load? Also, after these many years would the HIV-1 test reflect HIV-2 AB's. I'm very anxious! Thanks in advance.
Response from Dr. Little
Most of the commonly used HIV antibody tests in the US now screen for the presence of HIV-1 and HIV-2. To be sure, I would ask your doctor or the lab that ran the test, but after 10 years if you have a negative HIV1/2 test, you should feel comfortable that you are indeed negative.
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