HIV antibodies are made by the immune system in response to infection with either the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) type 1 or 2.

P24 antigen is a protein from the core of the HIV virus, it is found during the initial infection with HIV and disappears once the immune system starts to react to the infection’s presence.

This test will look for the presence of HIV antibodies and p24 antigen in the blood and will report whether they are detected or not.