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After Testing For Hiv How Long Does It Take For Results To Come Back

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HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a bit long, so brace yourselves...I just tested positive for HIV on October 27 (with result on November 1 ...). The test was done as part of my annual...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...1. It may relate to someone's underlying immune system and genetics, the amount of HIV received and the method (sexual vs. injection drug use).2. No.3. Because the look for antibodies and not the virus. The position Read more »

pregnant and terrified hiv test taking too long

Dear DR Kull,I'm a 33 year old caucasian woman and am 11 weeks pregnant with my first child. My... Read more »
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California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among groups at high... Read more »
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Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

...new study from Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, rural intravenous drug injectors typically wait twice as long between HIV tests as city IDUs. In addition, they are much more likely to rely on other users for their injecting... Read more »
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How long does the HIV test take?

Posted by missing, 1 Reply
It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »

Test turnaround time?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How long does it take to get HIV test result back in the U.S. I don't know if anyone is familiar with Quest Diagnostic. That is the Read more »

Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long does it usually take to get HIV test results back? I did my HIV test at a lab near me and they told me my doctor should have them within 5-7 days. I am on day Read more »

Online testing centers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have any experience with the online testing centers i.e. advancedtestingcenter.com, ehivtest.com, etc. Does anyone know if they're reliable? Apparently they give HIV test results over the phone. I'm not sure if Read more »