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Hiv1 proviral dna pcr test showed negative. Am I free of HIV infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:hai doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i tested with hiv1 proviral dna pcr test
User:after 19 days of exposure
User:the result non-detected
User:am i free of hiv infection ?
Doctor:HIV PCR test is very sensitive (more than 99%). A negative PCR report implies the chances of you being infected is close to zero.
Doctor:So do not worry about HIV infection
User:ok sir
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:whats is this test : hiv RNA PCR
Doctor:Nucleus of any organisms is made up of nucleic acid.
Doctor:There are 2 form of nucleic acid - Ribose nucleic acid (RNA) and deoxy ribose nucleic acid (DNA).
Doctor:HIV is made up of RNA.
Doctor:The HIV RNA PCR test detects for RNA of HIV particles.
Doctor:As the nucleic acid are specific for every organism,
User:Rna pcr test is needed is the person is infected by hiv right
Doctor:Presence of RNA particles (detected by the PCR) test indicate possible infection.
User:i am in confusioon sir
User:my test is mae by only hiv dna pcr
User:made by only hiv 1 dna pcr
User:or i have to go another test Rna pcr ?
Doctor:PCR test for detecting HIV is available in different forms.
Doctor:Each of these test test for different components of HIV which are specific for this type of virus.
User:OK OK
Doctor:Each of these tests have similar sensitivity that is more than 99%.
User:in my case i went for dna pcr sir
Doctor:It implies if you are negative for any one, your are negative.
User:ok ok
Doctor:That is ok, it is equally competent in ruling out HIV.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:sir in future i have to go for another tests for hiv ?
User:after 3 months or 6 moths ?/
Doctor:You do not need any more testing since the PCR tests is negative.
User:bcaz i tested now after 19 days of exposur
Doctor:So do not worry regarding HIV.
Doctor:PCR tests are more reliable when done after 2 weeks.
Doctor:Since you've had your test done at 19days, you are not likely to have the infection unless you get involved again.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:u mentioned 3 pcr tests ,
User:which is mostly used
User:in india and accurate ?
Doctor:The tests have similar importance and accurancy.
Doctor:Most physicians suggest for RNA PCR test due to unknown reasons.
Doctor:RNA PCR test for individual virus,
Doctor:DNA PCR tests for particles in the blood samples.
Doctor:It has similar importance and accuracy.
Doctor:So do not worry.
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