Unprotected Sex Worried About Hiv

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confused about RNA test result

I had unprotected sex and was worried about HIV exposure. About 6 weeks after the sex, I had the Elisa/Western Blot test and it came back reactive for p-18, but inconclusive. I then took a PCR RNA test at 2 months from the sex and it came back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...brief.ELISA/Western Blot (WB) tests taken prior to three months are not considered definitive. PCR RNA tests should not be used for routine HIV screening.My advice is for you to take an ELISA at the three-month mark. If it's negative, as I assume... Read more »

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