HIV Test (HIV 1 & 2)


The 4th generation HIV test is an antigen/antibody test. This blood test is acknowledged to detect acute HIV infection 4 to 12 days earlier than third-generation assays; the average window period (incubation period) for HIV antibodies is 25 days to two months, but can take up to three months-- This is how long you should wait after being potentially being exposed to HIV to get tested for it with this test.

Overview


The HIV Antigen/Antibodies Test is the recommended standard rapid test for routine HIV Screening. It typically sees quick results in just 1-2 business days and is one of the most affordable HIV tests available. The HIV Antigen/Antibodies test, also known as a 4th Generation HIV Test, looks for both antibodies to the HIV virus and the p24 Antigen which is specific to HIV. Antibodies to HIV typically begin to develop several weeks after exposure. In the majority of people, these antibodies will be detectable by 12 weeks from the point of exposure. In some people, antibodies may be detectable as early as 4 weeks from exposure. The p24 Antigen is a viral protein which makes up the majority of the HIV viral core (capsid). P24 Antigen levels are typically highest a few weeks after exposure and drop to undetectable levels during the time when antibodies begin to develop. The combination of screening for both antibodies and antigen allow this test to detect a significantly higher number of early infections than previous generations of HIV screening. HIV-1/2 Fourth Generation Test Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that damages the immune system. This makes it easier to get sick and even die from infections or diseases that the body could normally fight off. This test checks your blood for two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is the most widespread around the world. After being infected with HIV, it can take several weeks or months for blood tests to detect the virus. If you test too soon, the test may be negative even if the virus is in your body. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, you should get medical help immediately. Prompt treatment within 3 days of a possible exposure can lower the chance that you’ll develop an HIV Infection.

Test Contents


The HIV Antigen/Antibodies Test is the recommended standard rapid test for routine HIV Screening. It typically sees quick results in just 1-2 business days and is one of the most affordable HIV tests available. The HIV Antigen/Antibodies test, also known as a 4th Generation HIV Test, looks for both antibodies to the HIV virus and the p24 Antigen which is specific to HIV. Antibodies to HIV typically begin to develop several weeks after exposure. In the majority of people, these antibodies will be detectable by 12 weeks from the point of exposure. In some people, antibodies may be detectable as early as 4 weeks from exposure. The p24 Antigen is a viral protein which makes up the majority of the HIV viral core (capsid). P24 Antigen levels are typically highest a few weeks after exposure and drop to undetectable levels during the time when antibodies begin to develop. The combination of screening for both antibodies and antigen allow this test to detect a significantly higher number of early infections than previous generations of HIV screening. HIV-1/2 Fourth Generation Test Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that damages the immune system. This makes it easier to get sick and even die from infections or diseases that the body could normally fight off. This test checks your blood for two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is the most widespread around the world. After being infected with HIV, it can take several weeks or months for blood tests to detect the virus. If you test too soon, the test may be negative even if the virus is in your body. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, you should get medical help immediately. Prompt treatment within 3 days of a possible exposure can lower the chance that you’ll develop an HIV Infection.

Symptoms


These usually disappear within a week to a month, and people may not have any other symptoms for years. If left untreated, HIV will continue to destroy the immune system and eventually causes AIDS

Fever

Headache

Sore throat

Swollen lymph nodes

Rash

Tiredness

When To Check


You might consider testing if: You’re noticing unexplained sores on your body You’re feeling flu-like symptoms You suspect you were with someone who might have HIV/AIDS You’ve recently traveled You’ve recently had unprotected sex You haven’t checked in with your partners about their STD status Have multiple sex partners that haven’t been recently tested You learn your partner has an STD Are feeling or noticing symptoms in your body

Process To Get Checked


Order Your Test

Choose the test you want to take to know your body better. Then, order your tests online.

Visit A Local Lab

With 3000+ locations, you’ll find a lab near you, easy. Bring your order number to the lab and get tested.

Get Your Result

Your results come straight to your email. Understand your results with our online resources.

Frequently Asked Questions


Testing with AimCheck is 100% secure, private, and yours. Your results come to your secure online portal, and are never shared with anyone other than you.

AimCheck’s medical testing utilizes all the latest contemporary medical practices, and works with the most advanced service provider in the country. STD testing is found to be over 90% accurate across all tests.

Yes. You can be reinfected with STDs you have already had. In some cases, having had an STD makes you more susceptible to reinfection.

STD’s don’t always come from penetrative sex: they can come through touching infected mucus membranes or from sharing needles, even sometimes from sharing cups. Don’t get nervous, but if you suspect something is off, get tested! It’s always good to know your body better.

Yes. Many STD’s are asymptomatic, so you won’t know if you have one until you infect someone else, or long-term symptoms arise.

Yes. In fact, if you have one STD, it’s possible you have even more. Get tested to find out.
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Symptoms

When To Check

Process

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