HIV ELISA tests detect the presence of antibodies to HIV, which usually present within 4 - 12 weeks âof âexposure. Hence you can do the test after 4 weeks to get a valid result. In case the test is negative, then a repeat âtest after 12 weeks is still advised to have a conclusive test result.â
A negative result with a 12 week Antibody test (Eg TRIDOT HIV antibody test) for HIV can be considered as âconclusive.
But each case is different and need for additional testing should be determined by consulting with a HIV âcounselor or your doctor. If your doctor feels that you are at a higher risk, then he may advice additional testing at a later date. â
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