|Totally confused about tests...can I ever be sure.
Mar 20, 2002
Dr. Henry, I am posting this to you because I can not seem to get the labs dept. to answer...it must be a dumb question. Sorry. Maybe you could clarify.
In one of your recent answers you said that a viral load test with an anitabody was faster or something like that, i did not understand the technicals. Anyway, I tested using antibody and RNA(NAT-Im not sure what technology except the RNA part) this was done at 11 weeks. Both were negative; could I still have HIV? The center I used said no way but the data from others is confusing. Please help if you have the time.
| Response from Dr. Henry
You are not HIV infected with the test results you describe. The chances that you could be HIV infected yet the tests are in error approach 0%. If you have symptoms that you are worried about you need to discuss with your primary care doc. KH
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