Please note that PCR test (viral load test) are neither approved or recommended for routine HIV testing by âpeople who just want to test more quickly than the four weeks recommended with an antigen/antibody test. A ânegative viral load test can reduce initial anxiety and worry until an HIV antigen / Antibody test can confirm there âis no infection.â
HIV DUO test, which is also called as a 4th generation HIV test, is a 100% âsensitive test, and it tests for âboth HIV-1/2 antibody and p24 antigens. Its specificity is 99.77% in individuals âat low risk for HIV âinfection. Hence it is the most common test for HIV screening. âThis test can be done at any time after 4 âweeks of exposure, and will give a very accurate and reliable reading to know your HIV status.â
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