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RNA Testing After Three Months

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all the symptoms even with 3 month test and 2 RNA pcrs

I'm ashamed to admit that even after testing negative at 3months and having 2 negative RNA pcrs on the 2nd and 9th week I stillfear I am infected with HIV. it has been 8 months and I'mcontemplating getting another test but even if the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Is it irrational of you to still believe you are HIV infected after having negative HIV-antibody tests out to three months and undetectable quantitative HIV PCR RNA tests at two and nine weeks? Yep! Absolutely Looney Tunes.Your... Read more »

testing for PCR R.N.A at 4.5 month

Hi doc.My three Elisa antibody test are negative after 5 10 and 15 weeks.Now i am again going for a... Read more »

Reassurance with PCR RNA at 6-months

Hello doc,Please, I need your opinion about my hiv tests. I had a needlestick event with a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Papua New Guinea: AIDS "Reporting" to See Increase

In the last quarterly report, 6,103 people had been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea and the figure is likely to increase as the testing and reporting system improves. National AIDS Council Statistical Officer Agnes Gege said Thursday the... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

FDA Review of Viral RNA Testing

Shortly after the approval of the three protease inhibitors, the FDA reviewed the diagnostic assays that quantitate HIV RNA.These tests are being used by many clinicians to monitor viral loads in their patients and to assess their response to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid tests, which detect HIV antibodies, can provide immediate results but... Read more »
Project Inform

No, HIV Is NOT About to Be Cured in Three Months

Contrary to some hysterically hyped headlines this past week, HIV is not on the verge of being cured in the next three months, nor have scientists found an effective vaccine. The truth is that a hopeful compound to force HIV out of hiding is under... Read more »
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The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to know is this very accurate? Read more »

three month test

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
My plan is to go for the rapid test tomorrow. It's now over 90 days, so unless I'm one of those rare cases where it takes over 90 days to test positive, tomorrow's results will be conclusive. I had protected sex a few times over a long weekend he... Read more »

Six Months/Three Months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The truth is that if you don't test beyond 3 months, then you are leaving a *significantly* higher risk than if you do. Many people can live with a 1-5% risk of HIV infection and move on. But there is no way that I can believe that a 3 month test... Read more »

9months 3rd gen Elisa and HIV PCR RNA negative. . is my nightmare over

Posted by Vince828282, 3 Replies
Some of you might think im crazy like my MD. But I am really stressed and cant move on. I made the biggest mistake of my life last year August 2013. I was completely wasted and was no longer myself, I had unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal... Read more »