|DNA PCR - Concern about Rare Subtypes
Nov 23, 2011
Hi, Richard. I had a DNA PCR done at my doctor's office in 2008. Would this have detected all subtypes and groups of HIV 1? I had also an Hiv -1/2 antibody test done in her office May 2010. This was due to concern about an exposure over 20 years ago, and problems that are occurring now (which I hope are not Hiv related). Do I need further testing, and if so, which test or tests?
| Response from Mr. Cordova
The PCR DNA test might not have picked up all subtypes or groups. An anti-body test 90 days from an exposure will give you an accurate result. I hope this helps.
In health, Richard
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