2 doctors weighed in:

How soon can someone get a PCR test for HIV done after an exposure?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: About 2 wks-3mos.

Antibodies to HIV appear as early as 2 weeks after infection, and seldom take longer than 3 months.
Pcr can be done in days or weeeks after exposure, but is usually done after elisa and western blot since it is expensive and requires technical skill.

In brief: About 2 wks-3mos.

Antibodies to HIV appear as early as 2 weeks after infection, and seldom take longer than 3 months.
Pcr can be done in days or weeeks after exposure, but is usually done after elisa and western blot since it is expensive and requires technical skill.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors