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6 week HIV Duo Test

Hi everyone, I would really appreciate it if you would kindly answer the following questions about the HIV Duo test:

1. Following a very low risk encounter, is a 6 week HIV-Duo negative result considered to be conclusive?

2. At 6 weeks, would p24 antigens exist in the body for the Duo test to pick it up?

3. How long do P24 antigens remain in the body at a detectable level?

4. Are HIV antibodies always produced and detectable by 6 weeks? (I am not on any medication or treatment for anything).

Thank you.
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1. Following a very low risk encounter, is a 6 week HIV-Duo negative result considered to be conclusive?
it is unlikely your negative result after 6 weeks will be positive after that , but the doctors say that for the conclusive result you should wait 3 month and get a ELISA hiv test .
2-yes , it would , but not always
3-It depends many items (how did somebody infected and how quantity of virus Enter in the body and etc )
4- more likely it detectable after 6 weeks (more than 95%) ,
and after 8 weeks the chance of detecting is 97% and at the end of 12th week its 99.99%
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Thank you for replying :)

Can I ask why the ELISA is specifically recommended at 3 months?

How is the ELISA any different or better than the antibody portion of the HIV Duo test?
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1. 99.89% 2. YES 3.Months 4.99% will have detectable antibodies by 6 weeks
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Move on you never had an exposure and didn't need testing.
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