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Hiv Antibody Test 3 Weeks

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test results are available within 10 to 30 minutes after a sample is taken. In November 2010 the FDA...
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exactly 3 months

does an hiv antibody test done exactly at 12 weeks meet the 3 month guideline?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Yes, it does. Read more »

Prostatitis and HIV

Hi Dr. Thank you for looking at my question. I have had prostatitis for the last 3+ months. I had a risky encounter end of March 2007 and tested positive for gonorrhea and was treated. Weeks after treatment, I started experiencing symptoms and doc...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.Prostatitis will not affect the accuracy or validity of HIV antibody tests.2.Antibiotics will not affect the accuracy or validity of HIV antibody tests.3.I'm assuming this is an anti-HIV antibody Read more »

P24 testing and window question

Dear David, I have read that P24 antigen testing can be carried out prior to antibodie testing, sometimes as early as 2 to 3 weeks after infection, I also understand that the P24 Antigens have a small window when they are present, can you confirm...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...your HIV antibodies should be present if you were infected 3 months ago. The p24 may not be detectable. With newer generation HIV antibody tests, a negative result at 3 months is negative. If any doubt remains, a test at 6 months can be done. ... Read more »


Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...You can test positive 45 days after infection. In fact with the current licensed antibody tests, most people test positive for HIV antibody within 3-6 weeks from time of exposure. The HIV RNA test may be positive as early as 10 days after... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...if the mother takes combination ARV therapy (ART). The rate is also about 2% when the mother takes AZT during the last 10-12 weeks of her pregnancy, the mother takes a single dose of nevirapine (see Fact Sheet 431 ) during labor, and the newborn... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...(antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the... Read more »
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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...about getting their ?viral load tests,? they are talking about a version of this RNA test. Comparing antibody and RNA tests HIV antibody tests are the most common and standard tests for HIV. They can test blood or oral fluids. The As someone Read more »

8 week test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i got an 8 week elisa -ve .....what are my chance sow Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...About three weeks after a couple incident of unprotected oral sex with high risk women I got a 4 month long sore throat, sever fatigue, and lymph Read more »

5 or 6 weeks negative. How much difference?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have read that "The standared HIV test, the HIV antibody test would be positive within 3-4 weeks of exposure." I'm kind of confused here since if they say the standard antibody test Read more »