How Long Do Lab Results For Hiv Take

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The Well Project

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

...making copies of itself(reproducing). If the drugs are working, your viral load should go down. Ifthere is a problem, your viral load may go up. One goal of HIV treatment is to keep viral load levels as low as possiblefor as long as possible. This gives you the best chance of staying healthy.With effective HIV treatment regimens, viral load can be reduced toundetectable in many people. This means that your HIV medications are workingand you...
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Could I have infected partner

I was diagnosed HIV positive in January 2010 with cd4 of 411 and viral load of 154,000 and cd4/cd8 % of .53. I was involved in a relationship for about 8 months with another guy and we have had unprotected sex at least 20 or more times. I have seen...
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
...Without prior HIV test results that were negative, it is unlikely you will be able to determine the length of infection. Your partner needs to Read more »

Again positive HIV with steroid interfere

Hi Doctor Bob in order to remember my case I am the man who has congenital adrenal Hyperplasia and has a PCR reduction after steroid reduction dose this is the link to remember my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repost your original question below. Good luck. Dr. Bob PCR negative after reduction steroid dose Oct 26, 2007 Hello, Although long-term use of immunosuppressive agents, such as corticosteroids, can affect HIV-antibody-test results, this would... Read more »

California Lab Scare

Hi Dr. Bob,I am a life long Bay Area, California resident. Tonight I got a big scare when watching the 11 o'clock news. The news was showing and talking about how hundreds of California clinics and labs and hospital labs were not doing there job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...over-sensationalized. Yes, there was some lack of supervision in some laboratories; however no one is recommending the need to repeat HIV tests. These tests are fairly easy to perform compared to many other more labor-intensive lab assays.... Read more »

hiv dont exists?

hi there is it true that hiv dont exists in lab? and drugs do called arv kill people taking them long term?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...side effects usually emerge in the short term (usually allergic reactions); for persons who are tolerating their medications, long term safety is very good and not associated with longer term lethal effects.BY 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 »
The Well Project

Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...required to make sure that the drug is not causing any dangerous side effects. Phase 3 studies enroll up to 3,000 people, and are long-term studies of drug safety and activity. Because Phase 3 studies are large, they may reveal less common side... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

...available for people who are uninsured and can not afford their medications. In addition, in the United States, every state has an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and a Medicaid program, which may provide you with FDA-approved medications if... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...unlessyou want to. Each clinical trial has a written plan, or protocol, that describes thegoals and objectives of the study, how long the study will last, inclusion andexclusion criteria, and what tests and procedures are required of... 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

lab time question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I just had a buch of blood work done for of the tests was for HIV. Does anyone know how long the labwork should take? it's been a week and I haven't heard anything, they only call if something is abnormal. Just wondering Read more »

Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long does it usually take to get HIV test results back? I did my HIV test at a lab near me and they told me my doctor should have Read more »
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