Jul 21, 2006
On an HIV RNA PCR test, what does < 2.6 mean for the result. This shows to be the normal range. How reassuring is this result at 24 days post needlestick exposure?
Response from Dr. Daar
This is the "log10" viral load and reflects a value of less than 400 copies/mL which is the lower limits of detection for the assay being used. This result 24 days after a needlestick exposure is quite reassuring that infection did not occur. Nevertheless, to be absolutely sure I would recommend that you have standard HIV antibody testing performed at 6 and possibly 12 months after the last possible exposure to HIV.
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