There are different tests available to detect HIV. They may test for antibodies alone or antibodies as well as p24 antigens from blood, saliva or urine of the person. While some tests may give immediate results, some require more time, up to a few weeks.
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Query: Hi doctor, My partner is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) positive, and I had protected sex for 30 seconds using a condom. After one week, I developed fever, muscle aches, stomach pain, and red pimples on the genitals. After 45 days of exposure, I underwent HIV, RNA (Ribonucleic acid), PCR (Polyme... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. If the test results after 45 days show that RNA (ribonucleic acid) and PCR (polymerase chain reaction) are negative, then it is almost negative. And the fourth generation ELISA (enzyme-linked immunoassay) is a very se... Read Full »