HIV Test

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.

What’s measured:

  • p24 antigen
  • HIV1 and HIV2 antibodies

Finger prick sample collection


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What you get with this test

What’s measured?

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

Acute Stage

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
  • Diarrhea
  • 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
  • Pneumonia
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Skin discoloration
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Increased susceptibility to other infections

What’s included?

• 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.

CLIA Certified

All Genofit tests are guaranteed to be processed by a CLIA certified laboratory–the same type of certification as hospital laboratories.

Physician Reviewed

Genofit tests are reviewed and approved by a third-party independent physician licensed to practice within your state.

HIPAA Compliant

Genofit takes measures to guarantee your privacy. Your personal data is securely stored and will not shared with any third-party without your permission.

Easy-to-Understand Results

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps​

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

1. Activate Kit

Activate your kit online at 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.

Testing begins immediately the day that your samples arrive at the laboratory. In some special situations, additional testing may be required, which could increase the turnaround time by a few extra days. You can check the status of your test online 24/7 using your secure account login. Your test report is released immediately once testing is complete.
Drinking or eating will not change the results in any way. The reason that you are not supposed to drink or have anything in the mouth for an extended period prior to collection is to ensure that we have enough buccal cells to complete the test. If there are not enough cells to complete the test, then the results will not be released and a recollection will be required.
No. You can send the kits back to the laboratory using any shipping method of your choosing. Please be advised that if you do not use the included prepaid return mailer to ship your samples, it is your responsibility to ensure that your samples arrive at the laboratory. We will not be able to provide assistance for shipments that do not use our prepaid return mailer.

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