Only a test at 3 months post exposure will give you a conclusive test result. Antigen tests are never conclusive.
ELISA is the HIV AB test. He could have tested you for the p24 core protein during your ARS symptoms or exposure to the virus. Or a HIV RNA PCR but he won't do that because it's a more expensive test.
Most HIV antibodies will be made 4-6 weeks after exposure for a antibody test to be positive. I think the 3 month range will cover the statistical outliers for HIV infection, which is more than 2 times the usual time for antibodies to have been developed for HIV.
I just got my 13 week results -ev. Doc has given out HIV 1 AB. Do I need any further or any other kind of testing ? Please advise teak.
I appreciate all help you are doing to this forum.
what is the difference between HIV 1 AB test and ELISA..?? My doctor is prescribing HIV1 AB each time..? Please let me know, if that's okey.
thanks for your help.
Three month post your last unprotected sex will give you a conclusive result.