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Percentage Of Antibody Hiv Test At 6 Weeks

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Antibody Testing Timeframe and Percentages

I understand that a 6 month window period is recommended for HIV testing. I realize also that the majority of people will be positive by 3 months from last exposure.Testing at 6 months is almost 100% reliable. Okay, my question is this...how soon...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
This field is still collecting data. It is very hard to find these patients and follow them with serial antibody tests. Antibody tests have been reported to be positive within 4 weeks. My guesstimate would be that 80-90% and 95-98% would be antibody... Read more »

Hiv antibody test 7 weeks

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HIV I & II Antibody + HIV 1 p24 Ag by ECLIA test 13 weeks post possible exposure conclusive?

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HIV Blood Antibody Test

Posted by phillyeagles, 1 Reply
What is the percentage of people who will have detectable antibodies in their blood 7 weeks after exposure? Read more »

validity of a 12 week antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can knowledgable people of the forum let me know if a 12 week antibody test can be considered conclusive after 1 time high risk situation even though major symptoms persist. How much faith can be really put in a 12 week antibody test. I am aware... Read more »

Is a 6 week antibody test accurate?

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I had an accidental needle stick. Patient tested negative for HIV and positive for Hep C. My 6 week test was negative for both( test was 44 days after needle stick). My husband had a sore throat for 3 days that responded to an antibiotic shot, a... Read more »

Percentage at 9 weeks!

Posted by Anonymous
Please Calm down, A test at 4 weeks is about 95% accurate and in sweden and the study done in sweden shows 99.9% accurate at 8 weeks and 99.9 or 99.99% is the best to give. I personally dont understand why it should be a big diffrence in people... Read more »