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HIV dna pcr

Question: 

i did HIV dna pcr after 9 months of expouser which was not detected.. is it accurate at 9 months...?

Answer: 

 
Hello and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.
 
A DNA PCR test can detect the genetic material of HIV itself, and has a window period of 2-3 weeks post exposure, with a 99.6% accuracy. Therefore, your HIV test at 9 months is considered completely conclusive and accurate, and you do not need to test again (provided you have not had any other exposures since that time).
 
Hopefully this answers your question, and if you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email us.
 
Take care,
 
Stephanie
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
Direct: 604-696-4666 (M-F 9am-4pm PT)
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