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Hiv Test Time It Takes To Get Positive Results

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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...
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 of the US FDA has been up... Read more »

Time between contraction and positive test results

How much time will pass between contraction of H.I.V. and receiving a positive test? Or, if I... Read more »

The Flu and False Positve HIV Results (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TEST)

I was reading your archives and came across a question about the correlation between false... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Orleans: New HIV Test Cuts Wait Time for Results

Editor's Note: This story contains factual errors that have subsequently been corrected. Please click here for the corrections. For the past month, three New Orleans sites have offered HIV testing using a recently approved blood test that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

At least six testing sites in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles earlier this month discontinued use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Not Obtaining Test Results, Receiving Appropriate Counseling, Studies Say

Many HIV-positive people do not return to obtain the results of HIV tests and many other HIV-positive individuals who are aware of their HIV-positive status do not receive adequate counseling regarding reducing the risk of HIV transmission,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Individuals in N.Y., Va. Receive Hoax Letters Claiming to Inform Them of Partners' Positive HIV Test Results

Since early February, at least 10 people in New York have received letters printed on counterfeit Mount Sinai Hospital letterhead claiming to inform them that one of their sexual partners has tested positive for HIV and that they also may be... Read more »
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I think I am positive. Waiting for the test result

Posted by whatwillhappen, 1 Reply
I just went to the lab to get the blood test and will receive my test result from my doctor on Thursday. I have been having many of the symptoms for about a month now. I'm pretty sure my result will come back positive. Is there someone I can talk... Read more »

My husband just tested positive for HIV

Posted by hpngandpryng, 1 Reply
Thank you all for the encouragement. I do love him, I always have and always will. He started treatment immediately, and had his first round of follow up blood work, but I don't think he's had his next round and I think he has blown off his next... Read more »

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 »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive.
I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor in the morning. But this first... Read more »