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05 Mar 2010

HIV PCR Test
Hi Doc

I was jus wondering, how conclusive is a PCR test at 3 weeks after possible HIV infection incident? Is it possible to get a false result from this test? Is it neccesary to get further testing if a negative result is achieved?

Thank you very much for your help.
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01 Jan 0001

You will have to do a HIV test at 3, 6 and 9 months to be sure of any HIV infection. This is the window period for HIV infection.

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Dr Anrich Burger
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