How Long Does It Take to Test Positive for HIV?

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It all depends of the kind of test taken. The time between being exposed to the virus and the positive result in a test is called the window period. Each type of test has its own window period. There are three types of HIV tests: nucleic acid test, NAT, which will give you a positive result in two weeks after being exposed; antigen/antibody test will show a positive result after three or four weeks of being infected; and antibody tests which will give an answer in about three months after the last exposure to the virus.

Note: This article is not medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your specific condition.