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hiv p 4 antigen test

A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
The HIV DUO test: is a 4th generation Elisa immunoassay which tests for both antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 and the p24 protein which is on the surface of the HIV partic ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Slightly reassured: Ten days is a bit too soon. Probably about half of newly infected persons would test postive by that time with the 4th generation (antigen-antibody, " ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: The standard tests do pick up HIV 1 and 2, I am not sure of HIV3, if there is such a virus. One way around that would be get a nucleic acid test for H ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Conclusive HIV test: Most HIV experts consider this combination of test results to be conclusive at 4 weeks. However, some would advise having another AgAb blood test at 6 ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No retest needed: The AgAb HIV blood test, all by itself, is 100% conclusive at 6 weeks. The combination of that negative test plus negative RNA at 4 weeks also is conc ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV Testing: Twelve to twenty-four weeks after exposure.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: HIV-1 , HIV-2 antibodies and the p24 antigen
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Fairly reliable: The best ways to test would be to get antibody testing and if uncertain to obtain pcr for the presence of viral nucleic acid.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
HIV: There is a chance that some individuals will take longer to develop detectable antibodies than the usual 2-8 weeks, therefore, if the initial negative ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Too soon to rule out: A negative result at this stage does not exclude HIV infection. It some times take unto a year for antibody test to turn positive. You should get HIV ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
12 years experience Family Medicine
Should be ok: If the exposure was unprotected sex then first off it would be extremely helpful if your partner does not have known HIV. But I assume you don't know ... Read More

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