Hiv Rna Pcr Test

HIV RNA PCR test is a type of test to detect HIV much earlier than the conventional tests. This test is also used to measure the activity of the HIV virus in a HIV positive person.

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My HIV tridot and RNA-PCR test after unprotected foreplay are negative. Is it still a concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old guy. I had an encounter with an unknown girl. I was involved in foreplay (kissed her lips, sucked her boobs, and rubbed her genitals). She gave oral sex for around half a minute without protection, rubbed my penis on her buttocks and I ejaculated on her buttocks. My...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV by single unprotected oral sex are almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. If there is no contact with infected secretions or blood during the other acts mentioned, the chances of transmission of HIV are nil. It...  Read Full »

I started PEP within 48 hours and finished the course. Will the medicine affect my HIV test results?

Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected oral sex with a female therapist four months ago. Only my penis was involved in the act for two minutes. I consulted a doctor after two days, and he started me on PEP. I have been prescribed a tablet Tavin EM for 30 days. I started taking the tablet within 48 hours and ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of transmitting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by single unprotected oral sex with an HIV-positive person would be almost nill unless there were bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. HIV PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test is negative repeatedly. P...  Read Full »

Can a HIV RNA test be conclusive after a month of exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, I was tested negative for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection a month ago after the incidence. I used the HIV RNA test.Is the test conclusive after a month?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is good that the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection RNA (ribonucleic acid) PCR (polymerized chain reaction) test is negative after a month of exposure. However, it is usually not used for diagnosis because the chances of HIV tests coming positive later is alm...  Read Full »

My HIV, after three weeks of my sex, came negative, but I have all the symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I got HIV test after three weeks of my sex. But it was negative with index no. 2, and I have all the symptoms. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern. It is good that the HIV antibodies test after three weeks is negative but is not conclusive. Symptoms are non-specific and need not be due to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Isuggest you can consult your doctor for examination and management ...  Read Full »

Does HIV RNA PCR test give accurate results?

Query: Hi doctor,I took HIV RNA PCR test after 11 days of sexual contact. The result is negative, but I have few bumps on my face. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to The HIV RNA PCR test (human immunodeficiency virus ribonucleic acid polymerase chain reaction) is not used for confirmatory diagnosis. So I suggest you take HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibodies test after three months of exposure for final diagnosis. Your symptoms...  Read Full »

Can I get an HIV RNA test after eight days from an unprotected sexual event?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask whether I can get an HIV RNA test after eight days from an unprotected sexual event? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus) and RNA-PCR (ribonucleic acid-polymerase chain reaction) tests are very sensitive tests done after 12 to 14 days of risk exposure. It is more than 95% sensitive. You can also go for an HIV antibodies test ...  Read Full »

Did I test negative for HIV because I am in the end-stage of AIDS?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a possible HIV exposure nine years back, and I got tested recently. The result is negative, but the laboratory note said false negatives could come during the end stage of the disease? What exactly does it mean? What happens in the end-stage of the disease? Is it because of the end-s...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to saw the attached file (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your report says the result is negative. The end-stage of HIV infection (human immunodeficiency virus) is AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The immune system gets severely damaged, ...  Read Full »

Can I false negative for HIV tests due to psoriatic arthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, One and a half years ago, I had unprotected oral sex. Two weeks later I tested positive for HSV-2. I started having sores in my anus. I was prescribed Acyclovir. But, unfortunately, it did not work for me. Four months ago, I had what I believed was ARS with chills, rashes, nausea, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can go for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) analysis of HIV-1 RNA quantitative analysis. Psoriatic arthritis is not an autoimmune disorder like HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It is T-lymphocytes mediated. So, there will be no interactions with the ELI...  Read Full »

Am I getting various HIV-related symptoms due to unprotected sex before 25 months?

Query: Hello doctor, I have few questions to ask regarding my health problems. After 25 months of unprotected sex, I went for an HIV test called comb AIDS test, and the result came negative for both HIV-1 and HIV-2. At the same time, I also took a test on HBsAg, HVC, scrub typhus, Widal test, and blood sug...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details and can make out your anxiety. The HIV (human immunodeficiency) tests are repeatedly negative even after three months of exposure. It is conclusive that you are free from HIV, provided there is no further risk exposure. You can forget about...  Read Full »

Am I infected with HIV despite showing repeated negative HIV results?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an unprotected encounter with a CSW four months ago. Since then, I have had diarrhea malaise and lost 4 kg in about two months. And three days later, I developed thrush with large white patches on the back of my tongue, and my stomach was bloating. My specialist said that I have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello,Welcome to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) test result at 18 weeks post-exposure suggests negative, and as per the information, your partner is also negative.If you had no further exposure, you do not require any more tests for HIV. There are only rare instances of a late se...  Read Full »

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