New HIV Test Cuts 'Window Period'
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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
FDA Approves Test That Detects HIV Sooner After Infection

he FDA has approved the first HIV test to detect the AIDS virus itself as well as antibodies to the virus.

Most currently used HIV tests detect anti-HIV antibodies. But it takes two to eight weeks -- 25 days on average -- for a person newly infected with HIV to make detectable antibodies. Meanwhile, that person is highly infectious to others.


The new test, from Abbott..... Read full article...
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