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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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I had high-risk HIV exposure two years back, and all my HIV tests are negative. Is this conclusive?

Query: Hello doctor, After high-risk exposure to HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), I had a negative 4th-generation combo and RNA (Ribonucleic Acid)at 14 days. Then a negative rapid Insti and rapid Alere Determine combo at 12 weeks. Also three negative rapid Insti and RNA after two years. Is this conclusi...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have gone through your history and understand your anxiety and confusion.The fear of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) after exposure is more dangerous, and it tends to persist in our minds for a very long time. Not everyone who has exposure acquires HIV. However, to...  Read Full »

Will I get HIV in unsafe sex with an HIV-positive person?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with a sex worker three weeks before. I had both oral and vaginal sex. During oral sex, she gave me a small cut on the foreskin, which I did not realize. However, it bled heavily from my penis after I finished vaginal sex. I started antiretroviral medications with...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Let me know if you were wearing a condom during vaginal sex because HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission is possible if you do not use a condom during vaginal sex. There is no or little risk of HIV transm...  Read Full »

Can a runny nose, cough with phlegm, and red spots on the back be early HIV symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex two weeks ago with somebody I do not know that well. I am bunged up with a runny nose at times these two weeks, my neck hurts, and I have a cough with phlegm. There are a few red spots on my back, and now I am petrified that I have early HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Vi...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. These are non-specific symptoms. The transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by unprotected intercourse with an HIV positive person is low. HIV is diagnosed with tests. Go for HIV 1 and 2 RNA QN PCR at this stage and HIV antibodies test...  Read Full »

How reliable is HIV-RNA test within 10 days of exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a sex worker three weeks ago. I do not know her status of HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus) although she said she is clean. Exactly after seven days of my exposure, I feel something wrong with my body as it is feeling uncomfortable. I had or...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details and reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All the tests are negative is a good sign. The chances of transmission of HIV by unprotected intercourse with an HIV positive person is too low. If negative it is nil. You can ...  Read Full »

I had a runny nose and sore throat after protected sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a protected sex with a spa girl ten days back and after three days I started getting a runny nose and a sore throat. On the sixth day of the exposure, I went to STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) clinic. They asked me to do an HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus) PCR(Polymerase chain R...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV by protected intercourse is nil if the condom is used in a right manner. The HIV tests are repeatedly negative especially the PCR at 11 days combo or duo test after one-month exposure. With the given description and test results, the cha...  Read Full »

I had unprotected oral sex with a CSW. Should I be worried about HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, My concern is that I engaged in unprotected oral sex with a CSW (Community Sex Worker) a few months ago. Since then, I have experienced recurring lymphadenopathy up to the present date. I underwent an HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) TRI-DOT test after a month, which returned a nega...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Engaging in unprotected oral sex carries a relatively low risk of contracting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), particularly if bleeding gums or active oral ulcers are absent. Given that the last exposure occurred severa...  Read Full »

My HIV test is negative but my symptoms scares me. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Before two years had sex with a call girl in a dark location for about 10 to15 min. I did not eject, and I am sure that she did not eject as well (not 100 % sure). Do not know if the condom broke (as it was dark) but had some liquid on my penis (maybe fluid in condom, not sure) After fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The HIV test uses a finger prick blood sample, with results given within 20 minutes, and is 99 % accurate at detecting any HIV exposure that may have occurred more than 12 weeks ago. However, it can potentially pick up HIV infection from as little as four weeks ago. ...  Read Full »

Can HIV spread through a cut on a finger?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a query related to HIV. I had visited a massage parlor 57 days ago, where at the end I had fingered the masseuse for about one to one and a half minute and she performed a hand job (no other activities). I have a habit of biting my nail and the skin around the nail. The day befo...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chance of transmission of HIV by the given description is almost nil. The wound in your finger (if at all present) most likely would have partially dried up. The skin is an effective barrier for HIV. The chances of transmission would be almost nil. The HIV RNA PC...  Read Full »

I had oral sex with an HIV patient. Will I get HIV?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old male homosexual. I had a sexual encounter 15 days back with a confirmed HIV positive guy. I gave him blow job with a condom and we smooched. He also blew me but I was not putting on a condom and when he spit out, there was a streak of blood in the spit. He says he has...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is certainly a sizeable risk of transmission. Since he spit the blood, whatever may be a source, meaning he has had viruses in his oral cavity. HIV RNA or p24 antigen test, both are equally good becomes positive in one to two weeks period after infection, so yo...  Read Full »

I had protected sex with an unknown partner. Will I get HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with an unknown partner 10 days before. I would like to know if I would have contracted HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and want to take the tests. I did not do any oral sex but kissed her a couple of times on her lips and it was not so deep and she did blow job to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you had oral kiss, a risk of HSV (herpes simplex virus) maybe there. Chances of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is least to nil as you had protected sex. If no other symptoms except persisting migraine and gastritis, you can wait. I do not think you have any risk...  Read Full »

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