Hey guys, thanks for taking your time to read my message, I'm sure you have read millions of these by now!!
i just want to ask regarding my latest PCR test results.
My HIV came negative but however the PCR test results indicate below 20 copies and below 1.3 Log detected . Please have a look and let me know, i have been panicking a lot as i had sex with an HIV positive person whom was recently detected and without medication) but she told me that she did the test and the doctor told her that she was not in danger of spreading the virus to me as her virus is in the "safe zone". please have a look at my test results and reply to me as soon as possible. thank you guys.
HIV-1 DNA PCR
test principle: Real time PCR
Target Selected: Highly conserved sequence among the various HIV-1 group M subtypes and HIV-1 group O is selected for amlification and detection
Equipment: COBAS Ampliprep and COBAS TaqMan
Specimen: EDTA PLASMA
HIV-1 Viral Load (Quantitative): *written in RED - BELOW 20 COPIES / ML
Log Value: *written in red - BELOW 1.30
Target no detected: HIV RNA Not detected
Below 20 copies/ml: HIV RNA Detected, less than 20 HIV RNA copies/ml
>20- 10000000: HIV RNA Detected within the linear range of the assay.
Above 10000000: HIV RNA Detected above the linear range of the assay.
Note: this assay is quantitive assay used for monitoring patients on therapy and not a qualitative assay used for screening. Hence a target not detective should not be considered as HIV-1 status Negative for patient
Thanks guys , i just would like to know if i should be worried. I'm panicking the hell out! I've read some people that are below 20 copies they are safe, and PS when i did the test i had a terrible flu (they say it might effect the result).