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Do p24 antigens remain available if there is no hiv antibodies production even after several months of infection?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Confusing

HIV antibodies are positive after several months of infection .
The modified boosted p24 antigenes is as accurate as HIV RNA viral load and is positive early in the infection and remains positive and is more sensitive than the regular p24 antigene

In brief: Confusing

HIV antibodies are positive after several months of infection .
The modified boosted p24 antigenes is as accurate as HIV RNA viral load and is positive early in the infection and remains positive and is more sensitive than the regular p24 antigene
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Doesn't happen

There is no such thing as having HIV, or having P24 antigen in the blood, and not developing antibodies within a few weeks.
A negative HIV antibody test more than 3 months after exposure, or a negative antigen-antibody (4th generation) blood test at 6 weeks or more is conclusive evidence you did not catch HIV.

In brief: Doesn't happen

There is no such thing as having HIV, or having P24 antigen in the blood, and not developing antibodies within a few weeks.
A negative HIV antibody test more than 3 months after exposure, or a negative antigen-antibody (4th generation) blood test at 6 weeks or more is conclusive evidence you did not catch HIV.
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