A 26-year-old male asked:
hello doctors i had a risky sexual exposure and have tested negative for htlv1 by pcr 6 months after exposure . does this pcr rule out htlv1? not hiv
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
HTLV-1 exposure: ...is predominantly from mother to child (typically through breastfeeding), sexual intercourse, and blood contact, including the transfusion of infected cellular products or sharing of needles and syringes. If your risky sexual contacts continue, so does your risk of dangerous STD's regardless of the result of a single negative PCR assay.
Answered on Sep 27, 2017
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