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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Making Out

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How Long For VL Test To Come Back?

How long do it take for a viral load results to come back and WHY?
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
Usually a week or so. The test has to be sent to a reference lab, which then performs the test, after which a pathologist has to review the test results, and finally the results are sent back to the referring doctor. Read more »

How long does it take Hep C to show up on a test?

I know like pregnancy, some STD's take awhile before they will show up on a test. Whats the longest... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

... The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

...20 weeks for IDUs in suburban Sydney, it was 40 weeks for IDUs in rural New South Wales. The authors said lack of access to testing, "particularly anonymous and nonjudgmental testing" could help explain the disparity. "Distance to appropriate... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...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 , ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

... What Is Resistance? How Does Resistance Develop? Types of Resistance Phenotypic Testing Genotypic Testing Virtual Phenotype Cross-Resistance Problems With Resistance Testing What Is Resistance? HIV is Read more »
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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 »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test? And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot Read more »

How long after seroconversion do you test pos.??

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Say at 2-3 weeks, you have ARS symptoms.....the person is basicly seroconverting. How long after that would they test pos. on a rapid test??? Read more »