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How Long Does It Take To Receive Hiv Testing Results

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cleveland Agencies, Groups Frustrated by Delays in Receiving HIV Test Results, People Not Returning for Results

The federal government is urging state and local health departments nationwide to step up HIV testing efforts to identify HIV-positive people who are unaware of their status, but agencies and AIDS service organizations in the Cleveland area say they... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Not Obtaining Test Results, Receiving Appropriate Counseling, Studies Say

Many HIV-positive people do not return to obtain the results of HIV tests and many other HIV-positive individuals who are aware of their HIV-positive status do not receive adequate counseling regarding reducing the risk of HIV transmission,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Individuals in N.Y., Va. Receive Hoax Letters Claiming to Inform Them of Partners' Positive HIV Test Results

Since early February, at least 10 people in New York have received letters printed on counterfeit Mount Sinai Hospital letterhead claiming to inform them that one of their sexual partners has tested positive for HIV and that they also may be... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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

Hi, Could you help to clarify the meaning of test results I have received? Are they conclusive already? Or I shall do more tests?I had unprotected intercourse 146 days ago, Later 74 days ago, I had received oral sex.On my 84, 86, 105, 135, 146days...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You HIV tests have conclusively stated that you <i>did not</i> get HIV from your unprotected intercourse and oral sex. We recommend getting tested 3 months from your last risk, you did that and more.Negative test... Read more »

How long before an HIV test will definitely give accurate results?

I am worried that I could have HIV and would like to know how long is the window period for an hiv test in which it will show accurate results. My mother told em to wait at least six months but it has already been four months and I dont want to...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not the correct person to answer your question since this is a medical question the answer to which I do not honestly know. I urge you to reask your questin to our medical and prevention experts so that you can receive an accurate... Read more »

How long before an HIV test will definitely give accurate results?

I am worried that I could have HIV and would like to know how long is the window period for an hiv test in which it will show accurate results. My mother told em to wait at least six months but it has already been four months and I dont want to...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not the correct person to answer your question since this is a medical question the answer to which I do not honestly know. I urge you to reask your questin to our medical and prevention experts so that you can receive an accurate... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Just received my results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Yesterday 15 March 2005 i received my second HIV test results confirming that i was positive. The first diagnosis was on the 19 Feb 2005. The person who has infected me was my fianc (ex now) who decided not to tell me that he is positive untill when... Read more »

Just received my results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I broke up with my fianc in December 2004. on the 3 January my ex left me a message on my mobile phone that he was sorry he did not tell me that he was HIV positive. I dated the guy for seven months before I broke off the relationship. unfortunately... 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 »