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How Long Does It Take To Get Results From A Blood Hiv Test

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Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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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...
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 of the US FDA has been up... Read more »

how long before hiv virus is seen in the blood/test?

my potential risk is three weeks i did my test and its nonreactive how many weeks or days can the hiv virus take before it is shown in the result or the blood or hemoglobin(i don't even know what that means) and do they have to do another test...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereThe answer really depends on the sensitivity of the test that was used. Some newer tests that look for the presence of both ab and ag are expected to be very accurate by 3 weeks. However, to be safe and given I am not sure of the test... Read more »

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 »

Inconclusive results on multiple blood tests.

Hello, I am mildly concerned about a couple of 'inconclusive' HIV tests that I just had. I have been with the same partner (my wife) for over 11 years and the last time I was with someone else sexually was almost 12 years ago. Both my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If you've had no HIV exposures and tested HIV negative 3 years ago, then your chances of being HIV infected now are nonexistent. There are many reasons for indeterminate HIV test results. You can read about these in the archives of this... Read more »
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Testing for long time meds results

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
In my process of various doctors I am looking into seeing what long term use of medication is doing to our bodies. I've started with bone density, and cat scans of the brain, now will be having an mri to see if short term memory loss is due to... Read more »

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 »

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 »