HAS HIV EVER BEEN detected in the first40-42 days with a third generation elisa??? I had a test after 40 days..I had unprotected sex with a girl...I am a male..i tested negative after 40 days...has it ever been detected that soon?
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for you HIV/AIDS related health information.
It sounds like you are concerned about the reliability on your test results.
Actually, 95% of infections are detectable within 4-6 weeks post exposure. Most people develop detectable antibodies in 21-days. The test that you had looks for these antibodies. Your test on the 40th day falls in this window period of 4 - 6 weeks. Your test came back negative at a time when 95% of infections are found. This is good! The Elisa 3rd Generation has a 99.8% accuracy.
I would encourage you to check out the following resources about HIV:
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