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How accurate is an RNA test at 7 weeks and 3 months for HIV? Help.

  • Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Jan 04, 2016
  • Posted on Jan 10, 2016


    STDcounselor

    The HIV RNA antibodies test is highly effective. If a person test negative on the antibodies test and positive on the RNA test that indicate s/he like... For detail, click here

  • Posted on Jan 15, 2016


    Author

    I didn't think the RNA test had anything to do with antibodies - just RNA. I was also told the 4th Generation test was 99.9% effective at 3 months. An RNA and 4th Gen at 84 days is a conclusive negative, yes? But why does everyone say 6 months? I feel that the information out there is inconsistent.

  • Posted on Jan 15, 2016


    Author

    Thanks. I am wondering, though, why do doctors go on and on about testing at 6 months and 1 year if the RNA is 99.9% accurate?

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