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I had a very low exposure risk (used protection). I was planning on having an antibody test conducted but was talked into the more expensive DNA PCR test. (29 days past exposure). Now my concern is a potential for a false positive.
1.) Does anybody have any thoughts on the potential of a false positive (percentages, etc)?
2.) Anybody have experience with DNA PCR test? Feedback?
You never had a risk if you used protection so that test is meaningless.Also,the HIV DNA by PCR is not used for diagnostic purposes,but rather to monitor people who have already got the virus.I see no need for further testing.You don't have Hiv.
Yeah RainLover - I should have researched before hand. I wasted money but it could be worse. I feel like skipping the results to avoid a situation of a false positive that I don't even need to worry about.
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