This advanced 4th generation HIV test provides the highest accuracy and earliest detection for HIV infection from the privacy of your own home. It’s fast, accurate and discreet.
- p24 antigen
- HIV1 and HIV2 antibodies
Finger prick sample collection
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What you get with this test
Why consider this test?
- The CDC recommends that everyone between 13 and 64 years of age should get tested at least once for HIV as part of routine health care.
- Individuals in higher risk populations (e.g. men who have sex with men, injecting drug users, sex workers) should be tested at least annually for HIV.
- HIV screening is recommended in the routine panel of prenatal screening tests for all pregnant women
- This 4th generation HIV test is a laboratory test that can detect HIV with more accuracy and at an earlier stage than older rapid HIV tests.
If you suspect that you have been exposed to HIV, be aware that there is a “window period” of 18-45 days when HIV antigens and antibodies are not detectable. Individuals who have been potentially exposed to HIV should be tested immediately (although likely negative within the first two weeks), and then tested again at six weeks, three months, and six months.
Stages & Symptoms of HIV
Many individuals are unaware that they have HIV in the first few months, as they do not display any symptoms, or only experience mild symptoms (e.g. headache, sore throat, fatigue). As the viral load increases, other symptoms usually appear. Individuals in the acute stage are highly contagious.
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Weight loss
- High fever
- Muscle aches
Clinical Latency Stage
The second stage of HIV infection is known as clinical latency (or chronic HIV infection). The virus is still multiplying during this stage, but only at very low levels, and many individuals do not show any symptoms. However, without HIV treatment, individuals in this stage can still transmit HIV.
HIV targets cells of the immune system reducing the ability to fight other infections and eventually progressing to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in untreated individuals.
- Extreme fatigue
- Memory loss
- Skin discoloration
- Rapid weight loss
- Increased susceptibility to other infections
• HIV p24 antigen
Antigens are foreign molecules that initiate an immune response. The HIV p24 antigen is a viral core protein from HIV. It is usually detected in the blood of infected individuals within 2-3 weeks of exposure, providing a useful assay for diagnosing HIV within a short time frame after exposure. As the body mounts an immune response against HIV, antibodies to the p24 antigen are produced, which means the p24 antigen becomes undetectable 40-45 days after exposure. This means that the detection of HIV p24 antigen alone is not reliable after the very early stages of infection. However, the 4th generation HIV test offered here detects both the p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2.
• HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies
When an individual is infected with HIV, their immune system produces antibodies that are specific to HIV. These antibodies are generally not detected in the blood until 23-90 days after exposure, but then remain detectable for life (for IgG antibodies). HIV tests that only detect antibodies (e.g. rapid HIV tests) have a long “window period” post-exposure (as long as three months) when an individual can be infected and able to transmit HIV, yet still tests negative for HIV. This 4th generation HIV test detects both HIV antibodies as well as the earlier detectable HIV p24 antigen to reduce this “window period” to just 18-45 days post-exposure.
All Genofit tests are guaranteed to be processed by a CLIA certified laboratory–the same type of certification as hospital laboratories.
Genofit tests are reviewed and approved by a third-party independent physician licensed to practice within your state.
Genofit takes measures to guarantee your privacy. Your personal data is securely stored and will not shared with any third-party without your permission.
Get Started in 3 Easy Steps
Get Started in 3 Easy Steps
1. Activate Kit
Activate your kit online at genofit.com by entering the unique activation code found inside your kit.
2. Collect & Mail Sample
Simply collect your sample at home, then mail your sample directly to the lab with free return shipping.
3. View Results
Receive your results within 5-7 business days after the lab receives your kit.
Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this test.
When detected, HIV can be treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) to reduce viral load, which prevents transmission and disease progression. In addition, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can be used to reduce the risk of infection following an exposure.