Main Benefits of HIV PCR Panel

Q: I am concerned with recent exposure to HIV. I heard a rumor that my ex just found out he has HIV and we only broke up a few weeks ago. I’ve been reading about the HIV PCR panel you offer. Could you tell me more about it?

W. Stanley

Corpus Christi, TX

A: With a possible recent exposure, you are right to consider the HIV DNA PCR panel. One of the key benefits of this type of testing is detecting early exposure. Traditional HIV tests often do not yield the most accurate results until at least three months past exposure. With a PCR panel, you can get accurate results before three months.

The test is performed using a blood sample. There are no invasive or embarrassing procedures involved. You can expect results in 3-7 business days – and your privacy is always protected.