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Old 12-22-2012, 05:07 AM   #1
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Lightbulb PCR DNA accuracy + antibody test at 6 weeks

Forum members- thank you for taking the time to answer my questions

1. How accurate is a 6 week "combo" pcr dna with antibody?

2. My weird symptoms have been fever, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, tingling, joint and muscle aches, difficulty breathing, and loss of appetite, first signs of symptoms was at 4 weeks or so, got worse thru 5th -6th week, 5 weeks later no appetite

Would the antibody test pick up hiv if seroconversion started in week 4, at the 6 week mark? What about the dna?

3. All my std tests came back negative so far

- my risk was very low - i received a bj at the end of a massage.
I have read where - bjs are not an hiv risk, which I initially believed but with my viral symptoms - I am not so sure.

So if we say it is not HIV - other ideas? Just want to get past this. I am now at 11 weeks

 
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Re: PCR DNA accuracy + antibody test at 6 weeks

Oral sex is not a risk of HIV and that has been proven by your negative tests because if these symptoms were HIV related then you would have tested positive for sure, so you dont need to test for HIV again.

If your still feeling unwell then only a doctor can really help you, best of luck.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:42 AM   #3
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Re: PCR DNA accuracy + antibody test at 6 weeks

Apollo - thank you! I will post my negative result in 6 days. I will be excited for an I told you so, and also to reconfirm that symptoms do not matter and that oral was no risk. I so hope I can say that

Do you mind expanding your comments on the test accuracy? Dna with antibody at 6 weeks? And I think you said if I was feeling that bad at 4 or 5 weeks, the 6 week would have tested +?

Regarding seeing a doctor, i have and so far they say stress and are not really looking for an alternative diagnosis. I also am now in therapy - I really messed up.

Anyway, thanks again - I apologize for being a little dense on the subject, but I am still fairly worried

 
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Re: PCR DNA accuracy + antibody test at 6 weeks

As you never had a risk they are 100%, but if you did have a risk, any test at 6 weeks is very unlikley to change.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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Re: PCR DNA accuracy + antibody test at 6 weeks

Apollo and everyone thank you! To be honest I am still freaked but hearing you be so confident about everything is reassuring! I realize everyone hear is either very knowledgable or an hiv specialist -

my last question is do you know of a hiv dr that I can pay to have a longer conversation?

This board is helpful but I do not want to bother you with my paranoia. But that doesn't mean I am not still crazy worried. My primary care physician is great but agrees with the you and calls my issues stress, similarly with my std dr. Says I am ok.

I know I am being irrational but i am just scared, to be honest, initially I was not worried, chalked it up to life experience and that I would never make the mistake again. But overtime, I got more concerned, even after my negative tests, due to my crazy symptoms

Again - sorry for the additional question, I guess I / most people really need is an hiv therapist that is honest, listens but also is a knowledgable dr and knows when the crazy starts coming out.

 
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Re: PCR DNA accuracy + antibody test at 6 weeks

Apollo and everyone thank you! To be honest I am still freaked but hearing you be so confident about everything is reassuring! I realize everyone hear is either very knowledgable or an hiv specialist -

my last question is do you know of a hiv dr that I can pay to have a longer conversation?

This board is helpful but I do not want to bother you with my paranoia. But that doesn't mean I am not still crazy worried. My primary care physician is great but agrees with the you and calls my issues stress, similarly with my std dr. Says I am ok.

I know I am being irrational but i am just scared, to be honest, initially I was not worried, chalked it up to life experience and that I would never make the mistake again. But overtime, I got more concerned, even after my negative tests, due to my crazy symptoms

Again - sorry for the additional question, I guess I / most people really need is an hiv therapist that is honest, listens but also is a knowledgable dr and knows when the crazy starts coming out.

 
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Re: PCR DNA accuracy + antibody test at 6 weeks

Well we cannot help you about a doctor buds, but i can only add you have no further need to worry about this.
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