Dec 1, 2007
How are you? Hope you are doing great. You are a unique person. My question is I have had elisa test at 4,7,9 weeks. I also had a PCR DNA at 7 weeks. I also got a rapid test done at 11 & 12 Weeks (84) days. Can I woohoo?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Can you WOO-HOO? Well, based on your negative 4-, 7- and 9-week ELISAs and negative 11-week rapid test, no, you can not. (HIV antibody tests taken prior to the three month mark are not considered to be definitive or conclusive.) However, based on your negative 12-week rapid test, yes, absofrickinlutely! As for the PCR, we generally don't recommend that type of testing for routine HIV screening, but it corroborates what we know from your 12-week negative rapid test. HIV is not your problem!
So WOO-HOO to YOU-HOO! (By the way, I must mention your testing was highly excessive.)
Stay safe. Stay well.
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