I AM GETTING HIV PCR PROVIRAL TEST ON 16 MARCH AFTER 10 WEEK SEX CONTACT.
THE RESULT IS NOT DETECTED.IS IT TRUE?I AM SCARED.MY WIFE IS HIV POSITIVE.I AM EXPOSED TO HER ON 7 JAN 2013.I NO IDEA ABOUT HER HIV.SO PLEASE TELL HIV PCR PROVIRAL DNA TEST RESULIT WILL BE ACCURATE?
Hello. I had a very low risk incident (handjob w/small cut on Penis shaft). I knew it was low risk but wanted to take a test to clear my mind. I feel it did the opposite. I went to Labcorp in California. I assume and am pretty sure they are very good and reputable. I took the DNA PCR and antibody test at 14 days after the incident. Both negative. I know the antibody may have been early but the PCR test should have been in the correct time frame. I am worried because I didn't notice the person taking a new needle. I am also very concerned because the blood draw was extremely slow, took a couple of min to fill 2 tubes. Mine are usually very quick. They used a vacuum needle and tube. I don't know if it was my vain but I am assuming there was infected blood in the needle bore and that was affecting the speed of the draw, or the needle was used. IF there was infected blood in the needle bore would the PCR test notice that and would either test notice if the blood type was different? How much blood would there need to be? i assume not much because the needle goes in the vain! is there a big difference with the needle being drawn from the vain and a needle being injected in the vain( drug users). A week later I had pains both sides of my neck , ears, hip, underarm and behind my knees. Not sure if they are swollen lymph nodes since I don't think I ever had that, but this is just freaking me out. I also have had a burning sensation in my legs while I sleep. I feel by being safe and getting tested might have infected me which is making me crazy. Do you feel i should get tested again? Please help with answering my questions. Thank you so much!!
my question is about window period.. you people are telling testing after 3 months gives you conclusive result.. but there are some cases reported maximum of 1 year.. one person didn't test postive for 1 year itseems.. why it happened like that.. if 3 months is the conclusive result and if the person do an unprotected sex with there partner and later if he turned out to be positive then he infects his partner also.. then why it is recommened no more to test further.. and one more question will pcr dna test detect the viral load 100 % accurately.. if low amount of virus entered the body will it take long time to spread in the body.. will they take long window period for them.. and please there are soo many doubts regarding window period.. please tell me is there any new recent update about the window period.. also suggest any best test that can detect HIV.. is western blot more accurate or pcr dna.. also after 1 year if I do pcr dna test.. will it detect the viral load..
please tell me am I HIV free? from 1 year i have been testing for HIV.. did pcr test after 3 months.. elisa test 3 times after 6 months.. am I free from HIV virus.. is further testing required.. can I have unprotected sex with my wife now? is the test100 percent accurate?
I had low risk sex activities whit a transexual like hand job may be possible percum in my hand then I used the same hand to ware condom then I receive blue job from him for 30 second and that is it I get test after 17 days PCR RNA naat test at the him clinic on Davie street and the test came back negative should I get retest for HIV thanks John
About four weeks ago, I engaged in mutual masturbation with a partner of unknown status. He ejaculated onto his stomach, but I believe some might have also gotten on my hand (not positive, but wanted to ask just in case). After he finished, he did not touch me at all "down there." Is the chance of getting semen on my hand or fingers enough to warrant testing?
Also, is the DNA PCR Test conclusive after 4 weeks? If I take that test, would I be able to stop worrying about this incident?
I am a gay male who had unprotected anal sex with another man whose HIV status is unknown.
I developed all the classic ARS symptoms starting 3 weeks after the exposure. My symptoms included loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, maculopapular rash on my upper arms and stomach, oral lesions, white gums, and thrush. The flu-like symptoms lasted about a week; however, the white gums, thrush, and rash are still present over 5 months later.
I had negative PCR DNA tests at 23 and 145 days, and negative EIA's at 14, 66, 86, 121, and 145 days.
Due to condition and the nature of my symptoms should I continue testing or can I consider myself negative? The chronic oral thush and rash on my upper arms have me concerned.
I appreciate your answer
Hello. I'm not sure about the different tests out there but at day 22 I had a Aptima RNA HIV Qualitative Assay test that come out negative.
How reliable is this test at 22 days?
Is it better or worst than PCR tests or DNA? I'm reading about a lot of this tests and is difficult to understand the different types.
I am planning on going in or a DNA PCR and Antibody test next week, which will be 9 weeks since I slept with someone who had an unknown status. I was wondering what the reliability of both of these tests would be at this time? Also, would the DNA PCR tell me anything that the antibody test wouldn't tell me at this time? Is it necessary to get both?
If I test negative for both, would that put me in a good place to remain negative at the 12 week mark?