Dec 19, 2002
If you had an Elisa test done after 3 months and another at 4 months for Hiv 1 would that test pick up other strains of Hiv,i.e,Hiv 2. Thanks for your help
| Response from Mr. Kull
If your exposure occurred in the United States, and you are at low-risk for infection, testing for HIV-1 three or more months after exposure is sufficient. HIV-1 tests will detect HIV-2 infections about 70% of the time. HIV-1 tests are also fine tuned to detect infections with strains of HIV in the U.S.
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