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DNA PCR
      #25043 - 11/28/01 01:19 AM

Hello,

I was kindly wondering if anyone could give an opinion on a negative PCR DNA Qualitative test at 32 days? Can I breath easier?

I had a low risk scratch with an instrument that scratched someone who has HIV. The scratch really didn't cause any "visible" blood on the HIV person and didn't stick me very deep, just broke the skin. I was worried about a skin cell or cells from the HIV person. It was an accident.

Any opinions? God Bless



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Re: DNA PCR new
      #25046 - 11/28/01 06:53 AM

In your case you can consider a test at 32 days with a PCR conclusive. You could have considered a test at 1 day conclusive in your case because what you described was NOT a mode of transmission and you did not get infected that way. While it may seem a low risk to you the fact is that it is a no risk. There was no visible blood and it just broke the skin. Skin cells ARE NOT INFECTIOUS. There is NO HIV in skin cells. Even if blood had been involved no one has ever been infected by a scratch. Testing was never needed.

J.



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Thank you Jackie new
      #25063 - 11/29/01 12:37 AM

Thank you for taking your time to answer my question, and all the time and consideration you spend with others...

Hugs



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Re: Thank you Jackie new
      #25078 - 11/29/01 02:09 PM

yw



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