Jun 3, 2012
I had possible exposure 48 days ago. I had a pcr RNA test at 18 days post exposure am elissa at 16 days and at 37 days both negative and I had rapid tests at 25 and today at 48 days. How accurte is pcr at 18 days and should I worry anymore? Please help.
| Response from Ms. Southall
HI PCR DNA is very accurate. I would say from the amount of testing you have received that you are HIV negative. 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. That is for either rapid oral or blood but you also had PCR DNA.
I would say no more worrying needed.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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