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When can HIV be detected by a test?


HIV must be in your body for a bit of time before an HIV test can detect it. It’s important to see a healthcare provider as soon as you think you might have been exposed to HIV. They will tell you how long you need to wait before taking a test. 

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  • Last updated: 21 March 2022
  • Last full review: 01 March 2022
  • Next full review: 01 March 2025
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