Most rapid tests and self-tests are antibody tests. A rapid antigen/antibody test done with blood from a finger stick can usually detect HIV 18 to 90 days after exposure. An antigen/antibody lab test using blood from a vein can usually detect HIV 18 to 45 days after exposure.
How long till HIV test is positive?
About the Author: Dr. Karishma Shinde
Dr. Karishma Shinde, B.H.M.S (MUHS Nashik) PGD, EMS (RHC Pune and the Director of Sunrise diagnostics Centre along with her team works with a vision of rendering care for the happiness of humankind and freedom from illness.