|Third Generation Elisa
Dec 28, 2009
How well do third generation Elissa pick up antibodies at 6 weeks after exposure. I heard most people will seroconvert by 25-30 days post exposure.
Ugh I really hope so I've never been special in life and it would suck to be special in this way.
| Response from Dr. McGowan
The modern HIV antibody tests (Elisa) are extremely sensitive (over 99.7%) at detecting HIV antibodies if they are present. Most people if exposed will have antibodies develop by 6 weeks and over 99% of those who will become positive will test positive by 3 months after exposure. It is true that the average time to seroconversion is 22 days, that means that half of people who will be positive will have developed a positive test by that time. So the odds are definitely with you on this.
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