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Testing after PEP - Peculiar concerns (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2011) (APTIMA - HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY, 2011) (p24 ANTIGEN TESTING, 2011)

Dear Doctor FauscinoWith my apologies if some of the questions below seem repetitive. I hope I do not upset you. There are some matters below that are somewhat distinct and I am hopeful you can add some additional clarity and/or confirmation to....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No apology is necessary. I've answered so may questions in this forum over the years that greater than 99% of the questions I respond to on a daily basis I've already addressed (many multiple times). Responding to your specific... Read more »

Dr Wohl, is Abbott Architect(hiv1,2,p24) test 100% conclusive at 3 months?

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p24 antigen test

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what is a p24 antigen ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what is a p24 antigen ?
is this part of the elisa test ?
is this the antibody ?
anyone know ?


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Window/p24 answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For all of you who ae sold on the 3 month window -- read "Use of p24 Antigen Screening for HIV May Be Desirable in Primary Care" AEGIS page. That "12.4" percent is coming from "some date". Whether it's the 6 week or 12 week "window" it show the... Read more »

Can Antibody testing, 2 DNA PCR and a P24 be wrong

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have had the following NEGATIVE tests:

Antibody Tests: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17 wks
Qual. DNA PCR's: 12(HIV-1, HIV-2), 15(HIV-1 Labcorp) wks
P24 Antigen: 17wks

Had an ARS illness, worst flu of my life almost 3 months ago and still have thrush, vision... Read more »

p24 antigen test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is it true the p24 antigen test is only accurate 2-4 weeks after infection ? Read more »