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How Long Does Take For Hiv Test To Come Back

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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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pregnant and terrified hiv test taking too long

Dear DR Kull,I'm a 33 year old caucasian woman and am 11 weeks pregnant with my first child. My husband and I were estatic, but now I am absolutely terrified I am HIV positive. I took many blood tests including HIV 2 weeks ago and my doctors...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
First of all, I would encourage you to do your best to hold off on diagnosing yourself as being HIV infected. Unless you are at siginificant risk for infection (had unprotected sex with an HIV positive man or someone at high risk for infection)... Read more »

How Long For VL Test To Come Back?

How long do it take for a viral load results to come back and WHY?...
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
Usually a week or so. The test has to be sent to a reference lab, which then performs the test, after which a pathologist has to review the test results, and finally the results are sent back to the referring doctor.... Read more »

help with long term testing

Dr.Bob,I had a sex encounter and became ill the very next week, with symptoms including weight loss coated tongue and body ache. The problems still exsist today 10 months later. I've been proactive with my testing. 2 DNR PCR at 12 weeks and 8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your multiple negative HIV tests are definitive, conclusive and highly excessive. What part of "HIV negative" don't you understand? HIV is not your problem. No way. No how!My advice is simple:1.Stop wasting time, money, blood... Read more »

Testing, which one(s) and how long after event?

Dr. Frascino, thank you for answering my question and as promised I donated. Follow up as I am still a bit paranoid. I had a rapid, oral hiv test at the 19 day mark which came back negative. How much stock should I put into this? I have seen...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Any negative HIV-antibody test can be considered encouraging; however, tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive. I cannot verify the 75% statistic, but even if it's true missing one in four... 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 »

Tested + for HIV int the Air Force back in 1986

Posted by survivor65, 2 Replies
Back in 1986 was the first time all military was tested for Aids. Me along with about 20 others were imediately shipped out, to Wilford Hall I was given a choice, either get a medical discharge, or finish out my enlistment. The talk was that we only... Read more »

How long testing takes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an HIV test last tuesday ..results came back negative on friday. this just seems like such a short time to get a result. Is it normal to take this amount of time ? Read more »

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 »