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Hiv P24 Antigen Test
What is the window period for p42 antigen/ antibody dual 4th gen HIV test? And the window period for HIV RNA PCR test? When can it be conclusive?
See below: Please consult this site for a detailed answer. Nucleic acid tests are conclusive about a month after acquiring infection. http://www.sfaf.org/hiv-info/testing/hiv-test-window-periods.html ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Had protected vaginal sex with CSW. How reliable is negative HIV p24 antigen combo test at 20 days mark? Also, getting results tomorrow for HIV RNA PCR at 19 days. Will that be conclusive if negative?
Pretty reliable: most people who turn positive would be positive at least borderline by day 14-20. There are uncommon cases of over 1 month to turn positive. NOte that the incidence of this is far lower than the liklihood of someone Totally Lying about What They are Doing !. Oh, sorry, that's for the antibody. The antigen/other measures of virus should be done TOGETHER with antibody. REALLY low risk of false negat ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not widely used: The level of p24 antigen and the amount of virus (viral load) increase significantly soon after initial infection. It is during this time frame, before HIV antibody is produced, when the p24 test and the HIV antigen/antibody combination test are useful in helping to diagnose infection. About 2-8 weeks after exposure, antibodies to HIV are produced in response to the infection and remain detectable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Recheck it 3-6 months after the contact occurred. ...Read more
How reliable negative result of p24 antigen and hiv antibody test at 45 days? percent of people get accurate result on the said test by this period?
Took HIV Antibody 1&2 Test and P24 Antigen test 10 days after PEP. Results non-reactive. A bit early. All other blood panel metrics normal. Thoughts?
Not conclusive: These results are reassuring; it is unlikely you were infected. However, the results are not conclusive. Following PEP, it is necessary to test for HIV longer than otherwise, maybe up to 4 months. (PEP is great when needed, but it prolongs the time of uncertainty about whether infection occurred.) Discuss with the clinic or doctor who prescribed the PEP and follow his or her advice. ...Read more
Hiv antibody test aftr 2 months is reliable? P24 antigen on 20th day post exposre-negative.I am in high stress.10 day remaing fr 2month.Used condom.
I want to test for HIV which test will give accurate result. Its been 6 weeks now after exposure used condom.Had a p24 antigen on 20th day its negtve?
Neg p24 antigen test and neg HIV1/2 antibody test at 11wks post exposure. Can I trust these blood tests and finally have some peace of mind? For HIV
You are fine: Please trust these results. I'm sorry you had a scare, but I hope that you will have confidence that you're not infected with HIV and that you will put this behind you. I also hope that you will treasure the memory of having shared love. Human love is never perfect and always involves risks. But I hope you'll find real joy with another person, and share safe intimacy when the time is right. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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