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How Long Does It Take To Receive Hiv Testing Results

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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 »

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... 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

...recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among groups at high... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...new study from 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Ifthere is a problem, your viral load may go up. One goal of HIV treatment is to keep viral load levels as low as possiblefor as long as possible. This gives you the best chance of staying healthy.With effective HIV treatment regimens, viral... 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 »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...InfoNet Why Should I Be Tested? - The Benefits of Knowing Immune system monitoring and early treatment can greatly improve your long term health. Knowing you are positive may help you change behaviors that would put yourself and others at risk. ... Read more »

How long before results

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...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 for the command to notify you? It has... Read more »

Window Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...length of time after infection that it takes for a person to develop enough specific antibodies to be detected by our current testing methods. If an individual engages in unsafe sex or shares drug injection equipment and becomes infected, the... Read more »