How Long Does It Take For Blood Test Results For Hiv To Come Back

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Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...had an unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, 3 months back. tell me how stupid i am. I went to the doctor and had a blood test for HIV and the doctor also did a regular blood test. My HIVtest results are negative, but my liver enzymes... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Get HIV Test, Results Within the Hour

...several central Florida clinics were offering rapid-result HIV tests on National HIV Testing Day, June 27. With the conventional blood test whose results typically took about two weeks, "The retention rate was pretty low for the amount of people... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

...timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS? When taking an antibody test, what does a negative, positive or indeterminate test result mean? How accurate are the home HIV tests? Should I get a PCR test or an antigen test? Previous... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...least two classes. Combining HIV drugs is the best way to reduce the amount of HIV in your blood ( viral load ). Baseline Blood Tests Before you start HIV treatment, your health care provider should have you take a number of blood tests.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...few as 500 copies. Now there are ultra sensitive tests for research that can detect less than 5 copies. The best viral load test result is "undetectable." This does not mean that there is no virus in your blood; it just means that there is not... Read more »