This is Dr. David
yes, you can get DNA and RNA HIV PCR testing 10-20 days after sexual exposure to know if you have HIV or not.
these are rapid HIV testing which can be done 10-20 days later
the PCR testing ampliflies the HIV virus in your system if you have it.
you don't have to wait 3-6 months like for HIV antibody testing.
The GUM clinic I went to only offered a blood test in 3 months time, so can they also do the dna test? Also would the night sweats be a symptom of the virus?
ask them for the HIV DNA PCR test
and see if they have it
if they don't have it
ask where you can get it
that is the test you need to get a sooner HIV result
it is more expensive.
and you might have to pay for it
do you have any other questions
If this test amplifies the hiv virus does that mean it accelerates it in the body and makes you ill? Also could my night sweats indicate I have the virus at this early stage?
it doesn't accelerate it
it takes a blood test
and can see after 10-20 days if you have HIV.
your night sweats could be anything.
it could be a cold virus
I am suffering a primary outbreak of hsv so could that cause the night sweats?
that could very well be the cause.
Ok, thank you for your help.
you are welcome
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