HIV Prevention Community
Antigen p24 combo test
About This Community:

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Antigen p24 combo test

Good morning,

I'd like to know if a 4th generation HIV combo (antigen p24 / HIV1 + HIV2) test is accurate in its results, when they're negative, after 2 weeks (15 days) of a risk exposure.

There are many sites on the internet that say it actually is, but some others deny it.

Can you help me please? Thank you very much!
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
There are no tests manufactured which can give a conclusive result in 15 days. A conclusive result can be obtained at 12-13 weeks, be it any test.
Blank
186166_tn?1385262982
a combo test at 15 days is too early.  taken at 4 weeks, it is a very good indicator of your status.  follow up at 3 months
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Indeed, there is one:

http://irise.com.ge/uploads/files/6319publicationweba.pdf

I'd like to know if it is true...I'm so scared I had a false negative!

Thanks a lot.
Blank
173692_tn?1371540094
http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
Page 11
#4
  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results
Blank
186166_tn?1385262982
you can get your conclusive test result at 3 months post exposure
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
HIV Prevention Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
4 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top HIV Answerers
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
186166_tn?1385262982
Blank
LIZZIE LOU
Auburn, AL
173692_tn?1371540094
Blank
Teak
OH
7613937_tn?1393964502
Blank
ashibhat
India
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
hangon51
Toronto, ON
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
palash
Dhaka, Bangladesh