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Pcr Dna After 28 Days

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PCR RNA vs PCR DNA at exactly 21 days - PLEASE HELP

I had unprotected sex on June 16. I am going to take a test on July 7, but I do not know which test to take. At 21 days, which test do you recommend, the PCR RNA or the PCR DNA. I will of course follow up with an antibody test at 12 weeks, but for...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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27 day DNA PCR ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I just got a negative on a 27 day DNA PCR. I actually thought it was the 28th day - but later calculated it to be the 27th day (darn February!)

Is this good ? I will take a 3 month Elisa - but please do let me know if this is a good sign Read more »

here's some info on the dna pcr

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The number to call is 1-800-584-8183 about the conclusive 28 day dna pcr. they also do the regular elisa. i got the number from the cdc. the rep their said the test is conclusive after 28 days but it could pick up hiv as early as six days. just as... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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... Read more »

HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
Hello everyone thanks for putting up with me. Its been 8 weeks since my risk and I'm more concerned then ever. I really do seem to have every symptom of ARS despite assurances risks were very slight to none existent.

That said, does anyone know... Read more »