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Hello, I have a question regarding HIV - 1 RNA PCR NAAT test taken here in British Columbia. Is this test quantitative or qualitative? What is the test's threshold of copies/mL? Thanks
Hi, thanks for your question. The initial HIV RNA Naat is a pooled Naat test and detects if there is any HIV virus present and result comes back as reactive/ positive/ virus detected or non reactive/negative/ no virus detected. If the HIV RNA pooled Naat is positive, then there is an individual test done to determine the amount or level of HIV virus in the blood and this is called a viral load.... Read Full Answer
What are chances of someone having hiv and not showing up on the tests even after 3 months? I have tested 5 times in past 4 months last one being at 17 weeks which all came back negative but I still have a mild sore throat on and off and my tounge gets really white when I wake up in the morning, also have few rashes on my shoulders and heart racing.
Hi, thanks for your questions. It sounds like you have been really worried about HIV and have done many tests. If your HIV test at 17 weeks post exposure was negative, then this is considered to be accurate to say you do not have HIV. The symptom you describe of heart racing is not a HIV symptom and can be caused by many things such as exercise and anxiety as well as more serious conditions like... Read Full Answer
Can you please tell me the meaning of chlamydia result meaning0.12 is ??
Hi, thanks for your question. I have checked with one of our resident doctors and we are not sure what this exactly means. Our chlamydia test results come back as positive ( you have chlamydia and need treatment), negative ( you do nto have chlamydia) or indeterminate ( possibly chalmydia recommend retest and treatment). Could you go back to the clinic where you did the testing to have the nurse... Read Full Answer