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: Hello doctor, If you have an HIV test done and it is reactive but the antibodies test is negative, what does this mean? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It might be due to the HIV test detecting the HIV antigen (p24), and the antibody test might still be in the window period (meaning, the antibodies against HIV have not been formed in the body yet). In any infection, the infection produces its antigen, and later when a... Read Full »