Fourth generation HIV tests that include a p24 test can pick up an infection after 16 days in some people and will pick up 95% of infections 4 weeks after an exposure. So even though you are soon after the risk, UK guidelines recommend testing now, and then again four weeks later.
Can HIV be tested immediately?
How soon after an exposure to HIV can a test detect if I have the virus? No HIV test can detect HIV immediately after infection. If you think you’ve been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, talk to your health care provider about post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), right away.
Are home HIV tests reliable?
The Home Access HIV-1 Test System is extremely reliable. Studies show that it will detect HIV antibodies — indicating that your blood has virus that causes AIDS — more than 99.9% of the time. When your sample gets a positive result, the lab will confirm it with another test before you can call for your result.
What is the average cost of an HIV test?
It’s important for those at risk to get tested for HIV. The test is available at clinics, hospitals, doctor offices, and Planned Parenthood. The national average cost for an HIV test is $84 and can range between $0 and $200 based on research collected.