|How accurate is the RNA/PCR test at 3 weeks?
Sep 10, 2013
Hello, I am a young female, who was in a relationship with a male I did not trust, and of unknown HIV status, had protected intercourse all times. However I plan to take a RNA-PCR test 22 days after last time we had sex for peace of mind, how accurate would the result be at 22 days?
| Response from Mr. Cordova
Your risk was low. Using a condom effectively protected you against HIV and many other STD's. The PCR DNA test would be fairly accurate at 22 days.
I do not think this situation warrants testing, but if you want to test for peace of mind I would suggest an antibody test at 28 days, and a final test at 90. I am confident the results will be negative.
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