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Concerned about the Rapid ELISA test result - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello dr.
User :   hello dr.
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   Dr. I want to know if 12 week ELISA negative is conclusive
User :   today I complete the 12 week from the exposure
User :   should I test now or wait for another week
Doctor :   if you want to get the test done, wait another week
User :   ok
User :   Should I go for a test at all
Doctor :   were other tests done in between?
User :   PCR DNA HIV at 52 days......"NOT DETECTED"
User :   ELISA (RAPID) at 10 weeks "Non-Reactive"
Doctor :   ok. if PCR DNA in negative or 'not detected' then there is no need to go for further tests
User :   It was done at Lab............ reliable
Doctor :   as it tests for all the subtypes of HIV, it is a standard test.
User :   also I want to know my HIV risk
User :   I involved in a non-penetrative sex with a CSW
User :   we involved in Genital rubbing
User :   at no point of time my underwear came off
User :   I felt some moisture though
Doctor :   if PCR DNA in negative or 'not detected' then there is no need to go for further tests. it means that you do not have infection
Doctor :   there in no data to suggest HIV transmission trough clothes
Doctor :   was the CSW HIV positive?
User :   not known
Doctor :   since your test srae negative, you do not need to worry
Doctor :   if stil in doubt try to find out the CSW HIV sattus
Doctor :   status
User :   difficult...........I do not want to go there
Doctor :   then just relax yourself since your test results are negative. there is no need to go for further tests also as your PCR DNA showed 'not detected' in results
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   are ELISA (RAPID) as good as traditional ELISA
User :   my 10 week RAPID test was negative
Doctor :   why are you worried about ELISA test when PCR DNA test itself is negative? however traditional ELISA is better than RAPID ELISA test.
User :   o
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no Dr. Thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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