Learn About HIV Testing

At the Utah AIDS Foundation, we conduct a rapid fourth generation Ag/Ab Combo Test called the Alere Determine™ HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo. Use this chart to learn more about the test. If you have additional questions about the test, please call 1-800-FON-AIDS or follow the links at the bottom of this page.

 

How does the test work?

The test is run using blood collected via a finger prick test. Using a small sterile lancet, we collect a few droplets of blood (specifically, about 50 µL of blood).  

When do I get my results?

The same night you take the test. The test takes 20 minutes to run.

Is there anything I should be concerned about?

Be aware that you will know the results the same day you are tested. Think carefully about whether you are ready for the possibility of receiving a reactive result the same day you are tested.

What else should I know?

You must wait 4 weeks from the potential exposure to take the test for accurate results. The test only requires a few drops of blood. No needles will be used to draw blood from your arm.

Is it FDA approved?

Yes.

 

Learn more about HIV Tests here.