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Combo testing accuracy

Dec 28, 2012

Experts, I apologize for asking again - just waiting on my 12 week results and your answer I hope helps me get to the next day.

I had a 6 week antibody and pcr dna test - negative - and a neglible risk.

Several dr's have advised I am conclusive negative but each day I get a different weird symptom. I do have a pcp which I see but - how accurate are my 6 week tests, why are they used by some drs and not others?

Response from Ms. Southall

HI The guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days with the HIV antibody test, if you are having the PCR test or viral load there is accuracy with this test at 6 weeks. The 90 day mark though is your best bet.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

doubt about hiv transmission!!!
could I be infected?

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