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P24 Test For Hiv

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Positive P24, but still not testing positive for HIV 18 months later

Friend tested positive for P24 one month after sexual exposure when he became ill. Two years later he has had all negative AIDS tests including three viral load tests. F/U P24 tests are negative. T cells fine. He had a history of giving blood w/o...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The p24 antigen is not recommended for screening purposes for several reasons. One reason is that it is subject to false positive reactions due to the presence of interfering substances in the blood. In view of the subsequent negative p24, HIV... Read more »

p24 antigen and HIV testing positive

Hello, I tested positive in September this year. And one of the bands listed was p24. My question... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

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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 »
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Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

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Revised CDC Guidelines for HIV Testing Encourage Earlier Diagnoses

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Hiv Ag(p24)/ Hiv ab (type 1+type 2) Accuracy

Posted by vtgreek, 1 Reply
Hello again sorry for bothering you again but i think this is the last time, i just had my test results back and they are negative. I had the Hiv Ag(p24)/ Hiv ab (type 1+type 2) test using the cmia method. The first test i did was six years ago and... 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 »

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 »