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How Long Does It Take For A Positive Test Result To Show Hiv

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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 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

...Center for Behavioral Research and Services. "Traditional testing for infectious diseases requires clients to return for their test results one or two weeks after providing a sample," said Fisher. "But there are many people who don't return to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, rural intravenous drug injectors typically wait twice as long between HIV tests as city IDUs. In addition, they are much more likely to rely on other users for their injecting equipment.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Get HIV Test, Results Within the Hour

...department will contact them if the results are positive, but this is not the case, Irvin said: Florida law requires that HIV test results be reported face-to-face. Of the 6,500 people tested annually by the department, 45-50 percent of those... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. After her explanation, she answers... 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 »

boyfriend just tested positive for hiv

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
...I am a woman and my boyfriend just tested positive for HIV. Ours is a long distance relationship, so the sex was irregular. We had unprotected sex during the course of one year. I Read more »

Unsure of Results

Posted by Rochelle, 3 Replies
...I met with an HIV Specialist after I believed I was exposed to HIV. He advised me that there were lots of tests, including retesting and confirmation Read more »

INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT(S***). NONE OF MY TESTING WAS DONE AFTER THE WINDOW PERIOD. COULD IT BE THAT THE ONE TEST PICKED UP HIV AND THE OTHER TEST DIDN'T??? OR COULD IT HAVE BEEN DUE TO PREGNANCY?? WHAT IS P18 BAND???? CAN ANYONE ANSWER AND OF... Read more »