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Have cold, cough, sore throat. CMIA came negative. Should I go for PCRDNA test?

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is it possible to show HIV ARS symptoms after 5 weeks,
i have cold-cough-sorethoat(3 days),now feel better but little cough and cold is there.
i test at 40 th day CMIA duo test which negative.
if it is syptom of ARS , my result will show positive right?

please suggest is PCR DNA test required ?
Posted Sun, 4 Aug 2013 in HIV and AIDS
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 8 days later
Welcome to XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.
CMIA DUO test is highly reliable and specific after 3 weeks as far as HIV infection is concerned. If it shows a negative result after 40 days, it means that you are free from HIV infection.
Symptoms of cough and cold is such a common problem that anybody can get it at anytime. Earliest HIV manifestations can occur 3-4 weeks after the high risk activity.
But you need not worry as your CMIA test after 40 days remains negative.
Have a good day.
Dr S.Murugan
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