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Negative P24 Antigen after 18 Days
Dear Doctors,

My AntiHiv (ab & p24 ag) result is Negative after 18 days.
My question is can i trust the result?
I asked two doctors and they said you dont need any other tests and the result is accurate and you're clean!
Please tell me what do you think? Should i have another test or not? I'm very very stressful!

Thanks alot.
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This is not the doctor's forum, You have to post in the "expert"  forum if you need and answer from Dr Hook or Dr Hansfield.

But in my opinion,

I would first need to know about the risk you think you had. You may not even need to test.


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Thanks,

Yes i had the risk. I had vaginal penetration without condom.
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You can obtain your conclusive test result 3 months post exposure.
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You do not need to test for HTLV.
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So, am i still at the risk?

I read about P24  that it can pickup the HIV between 12-26 days. It's not true?
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Yes it is true. It can pick up infection within that time frame. But early detection is not the same as conclusively negative. To be 100% sure you have to wait out the window period, as infection can vary from person to person. A simple antibody test after 12 weeks is the only officially backed test that can establish your negative status. Having said that, the test you had so far is great news.
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