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How Long Does It Take To Get HIV Test Results 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
Hi,Alcohol does not affect HIV test results. (See below)Yes, your 99-day result is conclusive.Good luck. Be well.Dr. BobFollow up to the binge drinking question.Jul 26, 2008 Bob, My question was because i am drinking so much alcohol, will the... Read more »

how long for results to come back

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Did I wait long enough to get an accurate HIV test result?

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Types of Resistance Tests

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Using Culturally Sensitive Media Messages to Reduce HIV-Associated Sexual Behavior in High-Risk African-American Adolescents: Results From a Randomized Trial

The current study sought "to test the long-term effects of a mass media intervention that used culturally and developmentally appropriate messages to enhance [HIV]-preventive beliefs and behavior of high-risk African-American adolescents." Radio... Read more »
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HIV Frontlines: Mark King Looks Back at the AIDS Epidemic's Darkest Hour in the U.S.

I'm here today with long time AIDS activist and writer Mark S. King. When Mark was 20 years old, he moved to West Hollywood. It was the early 1980s and he was set on pursuing an acting career and enjoying the gay scene. He never expected to find... Read more »
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I know I have HIV, no results back

Posted by Redeye77, 2 Replies
It will be two weeks after my 4 week 1 day test was taken and still no results. I called 2 days ago and they weren't in yet so my assumption is I have HIV and it's taking so long because they have to confirm my first positive test.
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How long before results

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hi. I had a possible exposure (unprotected vaginal) about a year and a half ago. I was tested at 3 and 4 1/2 months afterward, both negative. I recently had a post deployment HIV test and I was wondering, should it be positive, how long will it take... Read more »

How long for results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How long does it take for test results to come back? I just applied for Life Insurance and they did several tests, one of which was HIV. Now I'm thinking about every risky encounter I've had. I figured my last risky encounter was 5 months before my... Read more »

Received Positive Results Back Today

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Well, I'm a 29-year-old guy that received a call today from my doctor that I tested positive. The blood test was for an unrelated problem, and I casually agreed to throw on the HIV test since it had been about a year since my last test. After I... Read more »