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Faster result if positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sorry if this sounds stupid but I went to my Gp the other day to ask for a HIV test which I then had on Tuesday morning. The doc said it would take around 5 to 6 days for the results to come back but I was wondering if the results came up positive... Read more »

Received Positive Results Back Today

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Well, I'm a 29-year-old guy that received a call today from my doctor that I tested positive. The blood test was for an unrelated problem, and I casually agreed to throw on the HIV test since it had been about a year since my last test. After I... Read more »

I know I have HIV, no results back

Posted by Redeye77, 2 Replies
It will be two weeks after my 4 week 1 day test was taken and still no results. I called 2 days ago and they weren't in yet so my assumption is I have HIV and it's taking so long because they have to confirm my first positive test.
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Anyone Tested Positive and have symptoms after 3 Months Negative Result ?

Posted by sagarpoz2013, 1 Reply
Hi everyone here,
May God Bless u all with Strength to deal with the situaton.
I am here because i had a HIV exposure with a Hiv+ girl
around 6 months back. and had my 3 months IVth generation Negative result. But after 4 months i have been suffering... Read more »

Results are back

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
There NEG,and I believe them.Well this time im moving on ,I still don't think my symptoms are due to stress but who knows maybe they are,Im going to get tested for mono ,But im finished worrying about hiv and hepatitis.I will stay on this board to... Read more »
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does being hiv positive age you faster than if you weren't positive?

I am a 40 yr.old hiv + woman,has chronic fatigue,and has high blood pressure,high cholesterol,high triglycerides,all complications due to hiv meds,does the complications of meds and the disease age a person faster than if you were hiv negative?...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Untreated HIV and particularly progression of HIV to illness, is associated with accelerated aging. People may notice accelerated aging of the skin and greying of the hair. Furthermore, changes in immune function with HIV in part mimic the changes... Read more »

If HIV kills CD4 cells that present themselves, can high CD4 levels in first years of infection later result in faster progression to AIDS?

Dr. Holodniy, I am searching for the right words, but have an important question:It is often assumed that the more CD4 cells in a T cell subset, the better. But,in that the more CD4's that present themselves, the more for HIV to kill, could...
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
Not alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »

Alternative and faster HIV testing

I've read about a new HIV test (PCR or p24) that can detect HIV infection within 6 weeks. I'm curious as to knonw what the "appropriate" window period is to get tested with maximum accuracy on this test and how it relates to the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions.There are a number of tests that can be used to diagnose HIV infection. Letme review each of these tests, and when they normally turn positive afterinfection.By far, the most common are the antibody tests. These are... Read more »

A faster answer than 6 months?

If I have been infected with Hiv and i am one of the people who doesnt produce the antibody untill 6 months later can I just have a viral load test to see FOR SURE without a doubt if i have Hiv say 4-5 weeks(how long would I have to wait)after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Why would you think you would be a person who wouldn't make antibodies until six months? Those folks are extremely rare and generally have a specific medical condition that accounts for this phenomenon.I don't know what type of HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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Taiwan Marks Increased Numbers of HIV-Positive Students The Taiwan AIDS Foundation said that according to Department of Health's Centers for Disease Control statistics, the average age of HIV positive people in the country is getting younger, the ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Tests: Experts Ask if Faster Is Better; Some Fear Treatment, Counseling Will Suffer

The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve OraQuick -- a new test that will tell people within 20 minutes whether they are HIV-positive -- soon, although the exact date is unclear. Some doctors praise OraQuick as an easy way to reach... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hawaii: Lingle Vows to Push for Faster HIV Test

At the recent open house of Life Foundation, Hawaii's oldest and largest AIDS organization, Gov. Linda Lingle pledged to work on efforts to implement rapid HIV testing in the state. Peter Whiticar, chief of the STD/AIDS Prevention Branch in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Activist: The Secret Was Killing Me Faster than the Disease

"By the time you graduate high school, I'll be dead." That's what Rae Lewis-Thornton would tell her enraptured student audiences when she first began speaking out in 1994. In 1986, Lewis-Thornton organized a blood drive at work to help with a local... Read more »