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Pls Pls Pls Pls Guide Me
Sep 24, 2012

Hello Doctor

I had a possible exposure 15 months back. I have given sample for a combo assay test. It came negative with 0.11. However, one of the local pathologist says I should go for P24 antigen test/PCR (early detection). She says, there are chances that human body can never produce antibodies or produce them very lately and hence the antibody tests are not reliable. Is it really true?

Can I stop with this test or should I take better tests ? Please Please Please Please guide Me

Response from Dr. Wohl

Your pathology friend is, how should I put it? Wrong.

First of all the combo test includes a p24 antigen test. Second, a lack of antibody response to HIV has been rarely described and when it is seen it is mostly in those with advanced and longstanding AIDS.

Believe your test. You are negative.

DW



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