Anonymous
I posted a question yesterday and got a very comforting reply thank you.
I am from the USA and why does it seam to be that we can not get this kind of information on the HIV DNA PCR test.  I took it at 14 days but I can't get information on accuracy like this ....they only tell you to start taking at 21 days and it is most accurate at 28 days.  My 14 day test was Negative.  All i wanted was reassurance that my 14 day test was reliable.  I do plan on taking it again at 28 days but I needed something to help with my anxiety....but all they did was make it worse really.
I hope my 14 day test is reliable and it will not change at 28 days?
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Anonymous
Hi there,
Thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source for HIV/AIDS related information.
NAAT PCR DNA tests are highly accurate and your test at 14 days is a very good indicator of your status.  With that said you are still within the window period and further testing after 28 days is recommended. Re-testing at 12 weeks with a standard antibody test is also recommended for completely conclusive results, although I would not expect your results to change unless you had an additional high risk exposure (needle sharing or unprotected vaginal/anal sex).
I've provided a link to a question and answer posted yesterday which can provide you specific information on the test and accuracy: http://www.aidsvancouver.org/what-we-do/helpline/online/hiv-dna-pcr-1
I hope that I was able to ease some of the anxiety you may be feeling and please feel free to contact us by web, e-mail, or phone if you have any additional questions.
Cheers,CameronAIDS Vancouver Helpline VolunteerE-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.orgPhone (Mon-Fri 9-4pm): (604) 696-4666Web: http://www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline
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