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Is The HIV PCR RNA Test After 15 Days Of Exposure Conclusive?

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Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017
Question: Hello Doctor,

I had done HIV PCR RNA result exactly 15 days after exposure and the result has become Negative.

Can I believe in this result now or Do I need to do some other test again.As I am not in foreign country could not ask for much info from Doctor here.

Sorry small correction,it HIV PCR RNA Test and not result
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Answered by Dr. Sunil Jangid (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Tell me in detail about your exposure.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

Welcome to HCM.

HIV RNA PCR test is negative after 15 days of your exposure which is highly reliable but I need details of your exposure so that I can explain you in much better way so be relaxed and provide me details.

Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Sunil Jangid (2 hours later)
Thanks for the clarification Doctor.I have mentioned the details of exposure.

I had sex with Sex Worker (Safe sex only-used Condom).Before sex I was caressing her private part(Don't remember which finger I used) and I did not insert my finger in her private part.As far as I remember there was no fluid from her private part.

The problem is I had paper cut in my middle finger.
After coming back home I washed my hands,at that time in my middle finger there was small bleeding (But only after washing,not before that and amount of Blood was not even equal to one Single drop).

My main concern now is PCR RNA test after two weeks of exposure is reliable or not
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Answered by Dr. Sunil Jangid (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The risk is very unlikely.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

Welcome back and thanks for follow-up.

You had protected sex with sex worker and there is no contact of any fluid then the risk is very unlikely and the result of RNA PCR test is considered very reliable. Paper cut on your finger does not put you at any risk of getting HIV so be relaxed, forget the episode and get back to me with 1 month report.

Thank You
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Dr. Sunil Jangid

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Is The HIV PCR RNA Test After 15 Days Of Exposure Conclusive?

Brief Answer: Tell me in detail about your exposure. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, Welcome to HCM. HIV RNA PCR test is negative after 15 days of your exposure which is highly reliable but I need details of your exposure so that I can explain you in much better way so be relaxed and provide me details. Thank You