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Is An Rna Test Conclusive

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Rna pcr conclusive?

Hi doc ! When is a rna pcr combined with an antibody test considered conclusive after exposure ? 28 days? 3 months? Please answer thank you very much...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Yes. This would be conclusive. DW... Read more »

Timing for conclusive test

Doctor Torres: Could you please help me in trying to figure out the appropriate time to test for... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Levels of HIV in Genital Secretions Predict Infectiousness

HIV-1 RNA concentrations in semen and vaginal secretions can be used as a marker for HIV transmission risk, suggests a new two-year study of serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Africa. The relation was independent of plasma HIV-1 concentrations,... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Conclusions and Recommendations: Universal Access for MSM to HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Programs

Ninety-one countries (71%) did not report on access for MSM to HIV prevention programs. Only 10 of 128 countries (7%) were able to report that at least 60% of MSM have access to HIV prevention programs. Some MSM experts note that the calculations of... Read more »
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Had an RNA test...but have symptoms

Posted by RotationAxle, 2 Replies
I am a gay male who was the top in an encounter on august 1st. I withdrew and saw that the condom broke (I did not ejaculate.)

11 days after this happened, I had an RNA test done and it came back negative. Both my doctor and the CDC told me that for... Read more »

RNA Test at 25 days

Posted by John80, 1 Reply
I recently experienced a low risk event, I performed oral on another male individual (approx 20 seconds) that claims he is HIV negative. Shortly after, one week, I started experincing symptoms (night sweats, swollen lymph nodes in groin and neck... Read more »

Please help me with test advice!!!!!! (DNA/RNA)

Posted by notanonymous, 3 Replies
ok, i have tested neg at 5 months past "high-risk" and 10-13 weeks (might as well say 10) since "low-risk" exposure. i have had all kinds of symptoms and eye floaters and sore throat, swollen tonsil still persist. i am at about 11-12 weeks past... Read more »

RNA Testing Question/Exposure Risk

Posted by Guest09, 1 Reply
Took an antibody test at 6 weeks (negative). Was told that this is 98-99% reliable. I have still had great anxiety because I am now at 9 1/2 weeks and have a sire throat with white spots, white tongue and runny nose/sinuses plugged with cough. ... Read more »