Anonymous
Does rna qualitative test for Hiv is reliable in chronic Hiv. I studied in some web that it is useful in primary or acute Hiv because some people don't have detectable levels at chronic stage is this true. If a person tested for elisa ie antibodies after window period (chronic Hiv) he is still positive for antibodies. If elisa result is 0.00 where cutoff is 1.00 then what is the interpretation of this result. He is having aids or rapid progressors of Hiv. Thank you very much.
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Anonymous
Hello, and thank you for contacting Aids Vancouver Helpline. I will be glad to answer your question for you.

The HIV RNA levels will peak at approximately 25 days post-exposure. It can be detected anytime after that. The only way that someone can have reduce the RNA levels would be by taking HIV medications (anti-retrovirals) which can bring down the HIV RNA levels down to an "undetectable" status.

The Elisa test looks for antibodies against HIV. Most tests consider a value below 1.0 to mean a negative status for HIV, however there may be some differences based on where you take the test. I recommend asking a health care professional about the specific test and the interpretation of the test results.

Feel free to contact us again, or visit us at AidsVancouver.org for more information.

In health,

Ali,

Helpline Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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