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Why is the hiv dna pcr test not recommended after 4 weeks of exposure? would it still be a good measure if used past a 3 month time frame?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
HIV RNA PCR: It is completely diagnostic at four weeks. Who told you otherwise? But it must be combined with one of the newer generation antibody tests in case you happen to have a natural ability to suppress the viral replication.

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Last updated Jul 26, 2017

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