clarification about hiv pcr dna test , i hear a lot of conflicting things about the pcr test ... i know there are two types of pcr test , qualitative ( dna pcr ) and quantitative (rna pcr ) , they say that the rna pcr test can detect the virus with 7 days or a week after the exposure , and the dna pcr test can detect after 14 of exposure ...so i dont know if my pcr test was an rna or a dna test .. please interpret
my pcr test result which was done after 9 to 10 days of exposure says hiv 1 dna - not detected
hiv 2 dna - not detected
so my question is , is my test an rna or dna pcr test .. and is this result valid and conclusive hiv negative ?
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