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Antibody Test

Sep 2, 2007

Ok, well i have a question similar to one that i had read on here, but i took two ora quick tests, and one was with the finger prick (came out negative) and the other was with oral fluids (also came out negative). I've never had symptoms of HIV, and rarely every get sick. those were my first time to get tested for it. And i did both of them within about two weeks distance from eachother. I havent had sex, but i used to when i was younger about 3 or 4 years ago. My question is, Can those antibody test still detect HIV antibodies after that long?

Response from Dr. Horwath

Once a person has HIV infection, the Elisa test (HIV antibody test) will remain positive indefinitely.

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