What is this HIV Test?
This HIV test is a 4th generation blood test that checks for HIV antibodies and HIV p24 antigen. A positive result suggests a prior exposure to HIV.
How quickly can this test detect HIV?
Depending on the person, this HIV test can often detect HIV as early as 14 days after exposure.
Why is an HIV test important?
People infected with HIV can have a progressive weakening of the immune system over time. Initially, an infected person may have no symptoms but, as the immune system is weakened, the infected person will develop more infections.
Can HIV be treated?
There is currently no effective treatment for HIV although medications may slow down the destruction of the immune system.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This HIV Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.