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Unlike the standard HIV test, which measures antibodies used to fight HIV, this HIV RNA Test is an early detection test that analyzes the presence of the HIV virus itself.

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Unlike the standard HIV test, which measures antibodies used to fight HIV, this HIV RNA Test is an early detection test that analyzes the presence of the HIV virus itself. Furthermore, this test will indicate whether you are reactive or non-reactive. HIV is a highly transmissible disease spread commonly by sexual contact and/or transferring of bodily fluids including blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. While there is no cure for HIV or AIDS, advances in medicine have made it possible to treat and live with the disease for much longer than ever before. If it is determined that you do have HIV, your physician will be able to help you determine the proper next steps. In order to get the most accurate reading, it is recommended that you take this HIV RNA Test between 9 and 11 days after any potential exposure (unprotected sex, shared needles, etc.).

How Does Our HIV RNA Early Detection Test Work?

If you want to purchase an HIV RNA Test with Priority Lab Testing, the process is straightforward, and your privacy is always protected. There is no need for a doctor’s visit or explanation as to why you feel you need the test. Just purchase the test online through our website and find the nearest lab location in your city or town. If you buy the test during business hours, you can even come in on the same day to have your test done.

There is no special preparation needed for the HIV RNA Early Detection Test. It is just a painless and quick blood test. A lab technician will collect a blood sample from you, and the results will arrive no later than 24-72 hours.

When Should You Consider Purchasing an HIV RNA Early Detection Test?

If you suspect or know that you have been exposed to HIV1 and want answers as quickly as possible, the HIV RNA test offers you the best opportunity for detection of the virus itself in your blood as early as possible. Furthermore, HIV RNA Testing is used to confirm a positive result and can also be used in managing your HIV treatment to identify the virus load in your body.  

For the most accurate results and to minimize the possibility of a false negative, it is best to get the HIV RNA Early Detection Test between days nine and eleven since the possible exposure date. While HIV is known primarily as a sexually transmitted disease, it is also possible for transmission of the disease to occur by coming in contact with certain bodily fluids in another manner, such as sharing needles.

How to Interpret Your HIV RNA Early Detection Test Results?

The HIV RNA Test will test whether HIV is present within your bloodstream when the blood sample is taken. Understanding the test results will be straightforward when you look at your lab report. If your test is positive or reactive for the virus, then the report will indicate this along with the viral load at the time of evaluation of your blood sample.

If the result is negative or non-reactive, this indicates that there was no HIV virus detected at the time of evaluation. False negatives are very rare with this test. Still, they can occur in some limited circumstances if an individual undergoes the test too soon following exposure and does not wait the recommended time before testing.

HIV RNA Early Detection Test versus HIV 1/2 Ab/Ag Test

The HIV RNA Early Detection Test will evaluate your blood sample for the presence of the HIV virus and can provide you with accurate results in as early as 9-11 days after exposure. An HIV 1/2 Ab/Ag Test will look for antibodies your body uses to fight the HIV virus to determine whether you have an HIV infection; for this test, you should wait between three to four weeks for the most accurate results.


  • Early detection of HIV is the best way to help you protect yourself and others that may have been exposed or could be exposed in the future. The sooner you know your HIV status, the sooner you can contact your doctor if necessary for treatment and care.

  • Receiving a positive HIV result is challenging to process, but taking action quickly can give you the ability to prioritize your health. Make an appointment with your primary care provider as soon as possible to get you the help and care you need to manage your HIV infection effectively.

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/whatishiv.html#:~:text=What%20is%20HIV%3F,they%20have%20it%20for%20life.