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Hiv P24 Antigen Test

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Dou Hiv antibody/p24 antigen test

Dear Dr Bob,thank you for your selfless work.I had an unprotected sexual encounter with someone of unknown status 7 weeks ago.I am desperate for some peace of mind.I want to take the HIV antibody/p24 antigen Duo Test,next week and would desperately...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tony,HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive or conclusive. You'll have to hold tight until then for a conclusive test result. I'll send my good-luck karma that your definitive... Read more »

HIV Test + p24 antigen affected by Aciclovir?

Dear Doctor, I did a HIV Test + p24 antigen at 100 days and was negative but in that period I was... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Rapid Diagnostic Test to Detect Both HIV-1 Antigen and HIV-1/2 Antibodies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Revised CDC Guidelines for HIV Testing Encourage Earlier Diagnoses

On June 27, National HIV Testing Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated recommendations for HIV testing that revolve around better diagnosing acute HIV. Currently, a standard HIV antibody test detects the... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Teens and Testing

Over a third of new HIV infections in 2006 occurred among those aged 13 to 29. This is the highest percentage of any age group. One reason for this may be found in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey of U.S. high school students, done from 1991... Read more »
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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 »

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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P24 antigen

Posted by zdenal, 2 Replies
hi
I want to ask if it is par pripdadu who will not produce antibodies (extremely low risk and still existing) and will go on to test combo, duo, ELISA, etc. 4 generations where the P24 test / antibody. Antibodies are not detectable but P24 is found?... Read more »

p24 test info?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
So my docter recommended that I get a p24 antigen test 10 days after a possible exposure. Does anyone know exactly how accurate the test is and what the window period for that specific test is? I'll get my results any day now but and I plan on... Read more »