A 33-year-old member asked:
4 month neg hiv test brief unprotected encounter with female is this conclusive 3 2ndgenantibodies test neg three rapids neg and a pcr undetectable ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Woods answered
28 years experience Pathology
Probably, clarify.: The standard HIV test is first the elisa, for screening, and then the western blot for specificity. The western blot is done if the elisa test is positive. Nucleic acid tests, like pcr, are used in testing donor blood. Although the basic tests can be extermely accurate there is a chance of false negatives due to the up to 6 month seroconversion time it takes to make antibodies. See my comment.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam answered
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Protocol: The general protocol would be a 4th generation eliza at 1 ,3 and 6 months or a DNA nucleic acid test at 6 months. Hope this helps
Answered on Oct 11, 2020
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
49 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. J.: It is good that the test results are negative. To be sure, get a HIV nucleic test at 6 months after exposure. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, and get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health! Nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
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