HIV Antibody

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HIV Antibody

The test for HIV antibodies helps detect antibodies to the virus in your blood. Antibodies are proteins that the immune system produces when fighting an infection; different antibodies are produced to fight different infec-tions. The HIV infection produces its own proteins called antigens. The antibodies you produce in your body are designed to fit these antigens perfectly and lock them away for your immune system to deal with and kill.

Procedure:

Preparing for test:

The window period to perform this test is 10 days to 4 weeks after infection in order to get the most accurate result.

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During the test:

The P24 test is a blood test. A needle is inserted into a vein near the elbow and little blood is extracted. You may feel a pricking or scratching sensation.

Type of sample taken:

Blood

Results:

You may choose how you receive your results. We can call you, e-mail or contact the clinic yourself. We do not send or receive text messages.

FAQs

If a test was done three months or more ago after the possible risk of infection, then a negative result will be accurate. But if the test is taken sooner than this period, it needs to be repeated. A positive test will also have to be repeated in order to confirm the result.
Early detection can help in preventing new infections due to HIV. Half of new cases are spread by people who have been infected recently and are unaware they have it.
A negative result can mean that the person tested is HIV-positive but infected before early detection; HIV-positive but with a lower level of P24 antigen; HIV-negative. This can be discussed with the doctor or health care professional for further clarification.

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Same day appointments, as much time as you need with the doctor and instant referrals to our network of Consultant Specialists.

If you are experiencing health concerns, you don't have to wait any longer.

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At Walk in Clinic, we provide convenient and affordable private gp services to patients. If you are staying, visiting or working in London, then our gp appointments can be conducted in person by walking in at the clinic.