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Hiv Timeframe For Testing

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hiv testing results reporting timeframe

hello long does it take for hiv results to come back to dr from lab ? and how long before you get notified by doctor if your are HIV positve ? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The results are usually reported within 1-2 weeks. It depends on how often the lab runs the test.... Read more »

Antibody Testing Timeframe and Percentages

I understand that a 6 month window period is recommended for HIV testing. I realize also that the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Determinants of Recent HIV Testing Among Sexually Active Men Who Have Sex With Men in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Missouri, 2008

Men who have sex with men comprise the majority of new HIV diagnoses in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and "[CDC] recommends HIV testing at least annually for sexually active MSM," noted the study authors, who examined prevalence and factors... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I would like to hear from others that know how long it took them to show positive on an standard antibody test, i.e. Home Access, etc.??? This is the proper forum as the answer has to come from others that are positive!!! The "Am I Infected" forum... Read more »

Testing timeframes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative at 30 days (Home Access). What percentage of people show antibodies at 30 days??? Ive heard that on average people have detectable antibodies at 25 days. Anyone know what the percentage is?? I plan to get tested again at 60... Read more »

How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks? I know that the recommended testing timeframe is 3 mos. (99.9% accurate) ... but I've also heard that most people develop antibodies by 4 weeks and would test postive then (90% is what I heard).


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