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09 Jan 2003

HIV PCR Test
I believe the waiting period before having an HIV PCR Test is 14 Days.
If you have the test done after 13 days, or 13 days and 4 hours for example, will it still be accurate???
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01 Jan 0001

Viral activity will start taking place immediately after the incident, and most virologists will insist on a 14 day waiting period, but I am sure that "13 days and 4 hours" is OK. However, the WHO guidelines do advice that you should still do an HIV Elisa test after 6 weeks to confirm you PCR.
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Dr Elna McIntosh
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