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PCR Positive

2 days after exposure, I went in for HIV PCR testing and anti-body testing.  Anti-body test came back negative.  MA was not clear in her msg., but sounded like PCR came back positive.  How accurate is the PCR test?  Can someone describe what a detailed PCR test result looks like??
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Can you really do a test after 2 days that is reliable?

sorry i don't know the answer to your question otherwise
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When was your exposure?
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1 month ago.  I know I need to go for anti-body test again.
I would like to know about the reliability of pcr though.
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It's not.
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teak

could you please tell me if you think pep is a good idea for my concern?
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No. nPEP has to be taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex with a person KNOWN  to be HIV positive.
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Don't you think his persistent attempt to go without protection are evidence of his being positive?
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NO. Go back to your own thread.
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Exposure was that it was a oral from a sex worker.  Do you think I'm at any risk?  Also, you mentioned PCR is unreliable - but yet it is used for newborns??
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You were never at risk.
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