Now CLIA waived for fingerstick whole blood, Alere Determine™ HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo is ideal for point-of-care settings.
It’s the first rapid point-of-care test that detects both HIV-1/2 antibodies and the HIV-1 p24 antigen, which can appear just 12-26 days after infection1,2. HIV-1/2 antibodies first appear significantly later – 20 to 45 days after infection.
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