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i need straight answer please. please shannon
May 28, 2012

I had RNA pcr 18 days post. I had elissa HIV 1/2 ab screen at 15 days and 36 days post negative. I had rapid at at 45 and 55 days post negative. Naat at 55 days negative. I went to er last night was told RNA test for treatment not diagnosis. Elissa tests too early. Rapid not realible. And naat at 55 days too late something about viral load being too low then. Help I'm confused. My primary said 100% not give positive now this I'm worried sick again.

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you. If your PCR was negative then so are you.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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