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please answer me please!!!
Dec 8, 2013

Dear shannon I asked my question many times but no answer!!!! I would like to know in case of early detection for hiv which type of test could be developed?pcr rna/dna qualitative/quantitative????? Im aware that none of them are conclusive unless antibody 90 days...but early detection tests could makes guys a litle relaxed until 90 days antibody...and also please let me know which generation of hiv test concidered conclusive in 90 days...?yhanks

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi HIV antibody testing has advanced to the point where the guidelines are testing is conclusive at 90 days post exposure. PCR or RNA testing adds another element to testing. Valuable in detecting HIV infection early in the window period after exposure, this test is only useful for a period of approximately three weeks after exposure, before the production of antibodies begins. A p24 test result should be confirmed by antibody testing once the window period has passed.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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