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When is a hiv rna test conclusive?

When is a hiv rna test conclusive?

Timing of test: HIV RNA test at 3 months or more after exposure is conclusive. Test may turn positive sooner, but for a negative result to be conclusive it needs to be about 3 months or more after exposure. ...Read more

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Is a negative Hiv Rna test conclusive at 6 weeks? Thanks

Is a negative Hiv Rna test conclusive at 6 weeks? Thanks

Nearly so: A negative HIV nucleic acid test at 3 months would be conclusive. A negative result at 6 weeks should be repeated in 6 weeks to make sure. See this site for more info on this topic.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/testing. Html ...Read more

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When is better to take a HIV rna test at 6 or 7 weeks from exposure? And is the test conclusive by this time? Thanks

When is better to take a HIV rna test at 6 or 7 weeks from exposure? And is the test conclusive by this time? Thanks

HIV test: An HIV nucleic acid test at 7 weeks after exposure is an appropriate test and timing. If it is negative that would essentially rule out HIV. ...Read more

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I got a negative HIV RNA at 16 days post exposure and a negative 4th generation test at 36 days post exposure. Is this conclusive?

Yes, conclusive: The combination of negative RNA at 16 days and negative antibody (or 4th gen) test after 4 weeks is 100% proof. You don't have HIV. No more testing is necessary. ...Read more

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How conclusive is an STD and HIV test including RNA at 5 months?

How conclusive is an STD and HIV test including RNA at 5 months?

Very accurate, but: Depends on where the tests were done. If from an approved US Laboratory, then it will be almost conclusive. ...Read more

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I had risky sex exposure and 10.5 days after I had RNA and Duo Antigen/antibody test which both came back negative, is that conclusive?

I had risky sex exposure and 10.5 days after I had RNA and Duo Antigen/antibody test which both came back negative, is that conclusive?

Retest in a month: It takes a few weeks even for the modern tests to come back. I hope you turn out okay, that you'll love safely from now on, and that you'll cherish having shared love, imperfect as it may have been. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are HIV RNA and HIV PCR the same tests? How soon after potential exposure can you get a conclusive result?

Are HIV RNA and HIV PCR the same tests? How soon after potential exposure can you get a conclusive result?

HIV viral load tests: The short answer is 'yes' -since HIV-1 is an RNA virus. We quantify how much virus is there per drop of blood by using PCR technology (polymerase chain reaction if you must know). These days, the tests are extremely good -so after an exposure, this kind of testing could pick up positive results within 2 or 3 weeks. If you think you've been exposed, see an ID doc immediately-they could help w/ meds ...Read more

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How conclusive is HIV RNA test at 23 day mark? Have to wait with anxiety till I get test again. ARS at 6 weeks freaking me out. Thanks in adv

How conclusive is HIV RNA test at 23 day mark? Have to wait with anxiety till I get test again. ARS at 6 weeks freaking me out. Thanks in adv

Nearly 100%: Welcome to HealthTap.

You can relax. Virtually all persons with HIV have positive RNA or DNA tests by 23 days. You don't need to wait 6 wk for final testing. Ask your doctor or clinic about a DUO or "4th generation" test, for which the result is conclusive 4 weeks or more after exposure. I might have more advice if you'd like to say more about your exposure and any symptoms you may have. ...Read more

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Handjob at massage parlor. Tested for HIV with 4th gen test at 4 and 6 weeks both neg. Also had a negative HIV RNA at 20 days. Are these conclusive?

HIV: HIV is transmissible through body fluids. Unless you had an open sore on your penis and the massager who gave you the "hand job" had an open sore, that were in contact, there is minimal to almost no chance you contracted hiv from that encounter. The tests are good, but remember any HIV exposure can take several weeks to seroconvert to a positive blood test. ...Read more

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Hi. How accurate/conclusive is a negative result of HIV RNA (early detection test) taken 4 weeks post exposure? My exposure was pretty low risk as told to me by my doctors. I will obviously be taking other follow up tests as time goes by. Thank you.

Hi. How accurate/conclusive is a negative result of HIV RNA (early detection test) taken 4 weeks post exposure? My exposure was pretty low risk as told to me by my doctors. I will obviously be taking other follow up tests as time goes by. Thank you.

Almost 100%: Your "obviously" comment is based on a misconception. RNA testing alone is nearly 100% accurate at 4 weeks. If you also have (or had) a negative antibody test, the results are (or will be) conclusive. The duo test (antibody/antigen) or RNA plus an antibody test are 100% conlcusve at 4 weeks. Going beyond 4 weeks is needed only for stand-alone antibody tests -- and even then, 6-8 weeks is enough. ...Read more

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Took a hiv rna and a rapid hiv antibodies test at 6 weeks from exposure came back negative. Is it conclusive?

Nearly so: A negative result for HIV RNA at three months is conclusive. At 6 weeks it is nearly so. It would be prudent to repeat the HIV RNA/nucleic acid test in 6 weeks to make sure. See this site for info on this topic.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/testing. Html ...Read more

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Hiv rna test result undetected after unprotected blowjob at day17. Test range 40 to 10mil. Is it conclusive? Regular hiv test neg at 15 days. Hiv?

No risk: HIV is rarely transmitted by oral sex. If you were the receiver of the BJ, you can be sure you weren't infected: there are few if any proved cases of oral to genital HIV transmission. Most experts would have recommended against an RNA test in this situation, but the negative result is additional strong evidence you weren't infected. The "regular" test is only slightly reassuring, 4-6 wk minimum. ...Read more

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Is 59 days HIV combo + PCR RNA test neg conclusive? Some docs say yes, some say no and need to be tested at 3, 6, 12 months. What is correct? Some org say 12, 13 lots of confusing info Please answer!

The 3, 6, 12 is old: Based on data that was purely antibody; even the CDC website screws that up.

"HIV testing may be concluded 4 months after exposure "

http://nccc. Ucsf. Edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Updated_USPHS_Guidelines_Mgmt_Occupational_Exposures_HIV_Recommendations_PEP. Pdf

Thing is, nobody including me, believes you have ONLY ONE EXPOSURE lifetime. So, the real situation is to be tested about every 6-12 mo ...Read more

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Is a RNA HIV test conclusive at 7 weeks from high risk exposure or retest at 12 weeks?

Retest: I think that today's tests are conclusive at 7 weeks. However, you're also young, you did something risky, and you're going to be anxious unless you retest at 12 weeks. Do it -- not for the science, but for your own peace of mind. And whatever happened, I hope you've got a memory you can both learn from and also cherish -- you gave and received affection. Be safe from now on. Cheers. ...Read more

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Is my 8 wks 2 day PCR RNA + 4th Gen test neg conclusive for HIV infec after vagi exp? Or do I need to test after 12 r 13 wks? Thanks for any response

No more HIV testing: The 4th gen blood test (for HIV antibody and p24 antigen) is considered conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. The RNA test was superfluous but also confirms you didn't catch HIV. Also, it is extremely rare to catch HIV from a single episode of vaginal sex in the US or western Europe, where HIV is rare even in the most sexually active women. All is well ...Read more

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Is a HIV ag/ab eia and a hiv-1 Rna test conclusive at 5 months? I also had a 4th gen test 3 months ago both negative. Blood was cold if that matters

HIV negative: If your fourth generation test and RNA tests are both negative at 5 months after an HIV exposure, as long as you haven't had any other exposures in the meantime, then yes you would be considered HIV-negative. ...Read more

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Had protected vaginal sex with CSW. How reliable is negative HIV p24 antigen combo test at 20 days mark? Also, getting results tomorrow for HIV RNA PCR at 19 days. Will that be conclusive if negative?

Had protected vaginal sex with CSW. How reliable is negative HIV p24 antigen combo test at 20 days mark? Also, getting results tomorrow for HIV RNA PCR at 19 days. Will that be conclusive if negative?

Pretty reliable: Most people who turn positive would be positive at least borderline by day 14-20. There are uncommon cases of over 1 month to turn positive. NOte that the incidence of this is far lower than the liklihood of someone Totally Lying about What They are Doing! .
Oh, sorry, that's for the antibody. The antigen/other measures of virus should be done TOGETHER with antibody. REALLY low risk of false negat ...Read more

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Hiv RNA test and HSV 2 IgG test type spec negative at 3 months. How reliable are this result at 3 months and are they conclusive?

Hiv RNA test and HSV 2 IgG test type spec negative at 3 months. How reliable are this result at 3 months and are they conclusive?

STD testing: Hiv RNA is 100% accurate after 21 days from exposure. So at three months is diagnostic. The hsv test is 95% likely to be accurate. The other 5% of doubt will be gone by six months. ...Read more