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

Writing for 4th time, pls do respond, else i shall die, HLA-B27 +ve effecting ELISA HIV Test

Dear Doc.I have tried to view all the acrchieves but could not get my answer. I am writing for the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Recommendations for HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Care

...Coates said it is important to recommend HIV screening even without follow-up discussions because it indicates to patients that HIV tests are an important component of medical care. This can convey important health messages to teenagers, Coates... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Company Vestergaard-Frandsen's Efforts to Provide HIV Tests, Other Products in Developing Countries

...a victim" by including features such as cell phone pockets on ITNs. The company also has developed initiatives to increase HIV testing in developing countries. Last fall, a Vestergaard program in a western Kenya district provided an ITN, water... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines California HIV Testing Bill

...soon as next year "will no longer have to manipulate the codes on insurance forms to goad private insurers into paying for" HIV tests. In addition, doing away with issues surrounding test costs is a "major step toward making HIV screening more... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Pilot HIV Testing Program in Emergency Departments

...examined a CDC pilot program that began Dec. 1, 2008, at three Connecticut hospital emergency departments and provides no-cost HIV testing to patients. Connecticut is one of 26 states participating in the program -- which offers testing... Read more »
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HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...sexual encounter. The nurse at the clinic and the AIDS hotline, AND the CDC say that that 6 months is the correct length of time after a possible exposure and that I would not have to be tested again (I was neg). But I have read on some... 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 »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You Read more »