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A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have an hiv p24 antigen, hiv antibody, and hiv pcr accurate 5 weeks after exposure?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 29 years experience
Yes in part: The tests that detect actual HIV virus, such a the HIV viral load (pcr), will likely be positive 5 weeks after an exposure that results in transmission of hiv. The HIV antibody test may still be undetectable. So, if you are very worried about acute hiv, it is very important to discuss with your health provider so they do the right tests.
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