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How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For Hiv

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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 »

partner just tested positive - how long should i wait to be tested?

I tested negative last May. My partner just tested positive and will have his confirmation/first... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Suppression of Viral Load and Sustained CD4 Cell Increase Reduce Risk of Cervical HPV Infection for HIV-Positive Women

Women infected with HIV also have high rates of infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Researchers in Brussels, Belgium, have proved that an undetectable viral load and sustained immune... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Retract Key Finding in Study of HIV-Positive Long-Term Survivors Published 16 Months Ago

Dr. David Ho of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York and colleagues in the Jan. 23 issue of the journal Science retracted the key finding of a study of HIV-positive long-term survivors that identified a family of proteins that block... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Testing Positive: To Panic, or Not to Panic?

You will have a long and healthy life. So I'm having lunch with my ex at Mama Fu's Noodle House and that's the message on the sliver of paper crammed inside my fortune cookie. You will have a long and healthy life. After living with HIV for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Treatment of HIV-Positive Infants Might Allow Later Therapy Interruptions, Study Shows

According to results from the long-running CHER trial published online in The Lancet , HIV-positive "[c]hildren who began an immediate course of [antiretroviral (ARV)] drugs were able to interrupt their treatment, giving them a break from the... Read more »
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How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

boyfriend just tested positive for hiv

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
I am a woman and my boyfriend just tested positive for HIV. Ours is a long distance relationship, so the sex was irregular. We had unprotected sex during the course of one year. I was negative in the beginning of our relationship and he was... 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 »