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PCR RNA vs PCR DNA at exactly 21 days - PLEASE HELP

Jun 27, 2012

I had unprotected sex on June 16. I am going to take a test on July 7, but I do not know which test to take. At 21 days, which test do you recommend, the PCR RNA or the PCR DNA. I will of course follow up with an antibody test at 12 weeks, but for peace of mind the cost of taking one of these tests is totally worth it. Advice please and thank you so much for this site.

Response from Dr. Wohl

If you are going to get a PCR you want the HIV RNA test. DW

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