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The standard UK guidelines actually state 12 weeks or 84 days. People commonly say 3 months as it is usually easier to remember. However the antibody test can be considered conclusive much earlier than that; it is highly reliable already after 6 to 8 weeks and this guideline will soon be changed, possibly to 8 weeks.
Dear Dr Jose Garcia,
is there any kind of diference if we took a 4 generation (duo combo) at the 27 nd day, in spite of the 28 gt day? Would only a day make anykind of diference? I had a low risk exposure and i've tested 27 days latre with a 4 generation Hiv test by electochimioluminescence metod.
No significance difference at all.
Do you feel that ANY antibody tests will pick up pretty much ANY HIV at 7 months?
Is 8 week mark will apply across or its just restricted to testing done in UK. Is rapid membrane based immunoassay test (for hiv 1/ 2 screening) done in India reliable after 8 weeks. Yr reply would be very helpful for me and make my life bit easy. Thanks
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