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How many weeks need P24 and antibodies from exposed result?

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how many weeks need for antigen P24 and antibodies from exposed for completed result?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 5 months ago.

Hello again,

Im assuming by completed result you mean 100% accuracy?. I have answered this question previously but ill write it down here again. The 4th generation test is almost 100% after 10 weeks, its accuracy is almost 99.8% which is essentially 100% in practical terms. If the test is negative after 10 weeks then you DONT have HIV. That means out of a 1000 cases tested for HIV it can miss 2 cases which is a very unlikely scenario.

Ideal testing time is 6-8 weeks. However if you are very concerned about HIV you can get the HIV RNA test which would confirm the findings and you can relax at that time.

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