My girl friend has just been diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea by her dermatologist. Is this type of rash has anything to do with or related to acute HIV infection/ARS rash?
HIV PCR cross reacts with all types of the virus. Believe your results. EWH
One more question. Do the labs in the USA check the RNA Real Time PCR test for all HIV-1 subtypes A, B, C, D, E, F, H?
I still have concern as I think I was exposed to subtype C and I was told that the USA labs only check for subtype B in RNA PCR tests.
Correct. No need for further testing. EWH
Thank you for your quick Responce.
With this and to confirm my understanding I do mot need no further testing at the 6 month mark?
Welcome to the Forum. You did not get HIV from the exposure that you described. Your combination of tests at the times they were taken are conclusive.
Concerns about non HIV-1 or -2 subtypes of HIV are misplaced. For starters, while there are other types of HIV, even in the areas where they occur, the majority of infections are due to HIV-1. Secondly. When persons have non HIV-1/-2 virus, they do not get negative tests, their tests are typically equivocal which then leads to further testing an diagnosis of infection.
I am sorry for your exposure and still more sorry for your partner's misfortune to become infected. you however, did not get infected through this exposure. EWH