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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Dried Blood

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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load, the faster HIV disease progresses. For prevention , viral load predicts how easy it is to...
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Inconclusive results on multiple blood tests.

Hello, I am mildly concerned about a couple of 'inconclusive' HIV tests that I just had. I have been with the same partner (my wife) for over 11 years and the last time I was with someone else sexually was almost 12 years ago. Both my wife and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,If you've had no HIV exposures and tested HIV negative 3 years ago, then your chances of being HIV infected now are nonexistent. There are many reasons for indeterminate Read more »

Dr, i went and gave the blood for HIV RNA PCR test.

Dr. Brian, I am the guy whom you recommend a PCR or an antigen test, because I was on immunosuppressants for a long period of time. So I took an appointment with an infectious disease specialist. He has requested the HIV 1 RNA PCR test and the HIV 2...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
False negative PCR tests are extremely unlikely. False positiv tests are almost as rare, but I would consider that the test may be falsely positive if the result is 5,000 copies/mL or less, especially if the aitbody test is negative and the CD4... Read more »

how long does the hep C test take?

How long do you have to wait for results on a Hep C screen? My husband found out he has Hep C when he applied for more life insurance..I had blood drawn 2 days later and it has been 2 weeks..they tell me the test isn't back yet. My husband's...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Test results come back in days.If there are no risk factors for HCV, I would strongly advise you to obtain a RIBA test. This will prove that he does not have hepatitis C infection. This will be important for your health insurance information. Read more »

Should I get more tests?

Hello Calvin:I had body massages from two girls in December, 2003. My activities involved were massages, body rubbing, licking my body (but No licking on my penis), and hand job with oil as lubricant. Not too long after that, I had itchy and dry...
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...have to come in contact with the body fluids that transmit HIV. These fluids are breast milk, semen, vaginal secretions and blood. In your incident, you never came in contact with these fluids. Although, it's up to you to decide whether to get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...stomach bloating, may indicate the presence of parasites. Basophils (Bas) are not well understood, but they are involved in long-term allergic reactions such as asthma or skin allergies. They are usually less than 1% of WBCs. Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...drugresistance (info on drug resistance in section below). You will then need totake steps to correct the problem, including additional testing and consideringchanging drug treatments. Resistance Test Even though HIV drugs are designed to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tropism Tests

...these people live a healthy life without a CCR5 receptor, researchers believe that using a CCR5 blocker may not have dangerous long term side effects. How Is the Test Used? The tropism test is helpful in deciding whether a CCR5 blocker will... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...levels can indicate digestive problems. Phosphorus , like calcium, is a major component of bones. Low levels of phosphorus for a long period of time can cause damage to bones, nerves and muscles. High phosphate levels are most often due to... Read more »
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Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
...handcuffing him. When he was resisting me, I somehow got several cuts on one of my arms (several that were an inch to two inches long and one that was approximately three and a half to four inches long). I wasn't aware at the scene that I had... Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
... how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

Online testing centers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have any experience with the online testing centers i.e.,, etc. Does anyone know if they're reliable? Apparently they give HIV test 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 »