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Rainlover71

I read slot on your advice on testing.  I had a few unprotected encounters few years back.  My question is regarding the 4th generation combo test.  According to your advice it's 99%accurate at 4 weeks.    But is it still accurate on or after 6 weeks? Since it detects mainly the p24 and it's only present in the beginning of the infectionnand the other part of the test is just like an elisa?
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Combo is a dou testi guess
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It is still accurate at 6 weeks.P24 antigen is detectable for up to 8 to 10 weeks and many HIV experts have established this.Dr S Cummings and Dr M tyrer Freedom Health youtube.HIV testing.
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So a combo test is good even after one year ? Forever?
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Yes,If p24 antigen becomes undetectable that's when antibodies will be detectable and the same goes for the viral load.The DUO is an excellent test because it's very accurate and sensitive.
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Thank you for the clarification.  So for my exposure 2years ago, I could still take a combo test even though it's been 2years.?
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You would be better off taking the Elisa because it's cheaper but it makes no difference either way.
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A combo includes what elisa does     .   So I. Prefer to go for a combo
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Combo= Antigen + Antibodies  Elisa= Antibodies
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