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What's meaning this? i made this test 10 weeks after [V

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what's meaning this ? i made this test 10 weeks after [HIV Negative for HIV-1 p24 antigen and HIV-2 antibodies. No laboratory evidence of HIV infection.If acute HIV infection is suspected, consider testing for HIV-1 RNA You think is need retest again?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla, experienced in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care.

I understand your concerns. HIV-1 RNA will be more specific to rule out acute infection because it detects for RNA and is positive as early as 2 weeks after infection. In the case of HIV-1 P24 the test can be negative even months after exposure. In case you have symptoms or you had a high risk exposure then the HIV-1 RNA will be recommended. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

I have a different opinion.

At 10 weeks your test is truly negative.

I would not worry whatsoever.

the HIV combo test that you had should be very accurate at ten weeks.

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