Our expert says:
The test can sometimes only show positive 3-6 months after infection, when your body starts making antibodies. However, if you do a HIV PCR test it will pick up the virus and this will show up earlier than the antibody tests. This is however expensive and we don’t normally use this for diagnostic purposes. If you are really worried and you can afford this, ask the doctor if he will request a PCR test for you.
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