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How Long Hiv Takes To Show Up In Testing

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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 »

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 for a test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
some private medical clinic told me it take a day for having the result of HIV testing . However, the government clinic need approx 10 days for getting the result of HIV test. I don't know whether they use the different method of testing or... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

How long after seroconversion do you test pos.??

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Say at 2-3 weeks, you have ARS symptoms.....the person is basicly seroconverting.

How long after that would they test pos. on a rapid test???

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Ask the Experts

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 »

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 »

Is HIV airborne and how long it takes to detect?

Dr. Feinberg,I worked in a HIV clinic two years back as a social worker. I used to help in counsel of HIV patients and never had any direct contact. I have not worried about getting infected and am healthy. Can I get infected by talking to HIV...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV is not airborne. You have no reason to worry.... Read more »

how long does it take...

I have never had a HIV test ran but I have given blood with no positive results..I guess I did not have HIV. I recently had a test ran and I had unprotected sex a week before..when would it be good for me to have another test done and how long does...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,While we usually don't test for the "virus to show up", HIV tests measure the body's immune response to the virus, namely the production of antibodies. Usually, it can take from 1 to 3 months for HIV antibody tests to turn... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Teenagers Taking HIV Tests in Malawi, Survey Finds

An increasing percentage of teenagers in Malawi have taken an HIV test during the past two years, according to a Welfare Monitoring Survey recently released by the National Statistical Office , Malawi's Nation Reporter reports. According to the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"TakeOver" Brings HIV/AIDS Awareness to Valdosta State University in Georgia

The Valdosta State University (VSU) HEROs have organized a week-long "TakeOver" on campus to publicize HIV/AIDS prevention. HERO (Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out for Children) is hosting its 2nd Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. HERO is a nonprofit... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Modern Technology in HIV Testing Takes Another Leap

Initially, when HIV testing began in the early 1980s, it would take up to two weeks to obtain results from your primary care physician. During these two agonizing weeks, individuals had to suffer and lose countless hours of sleep wondering "if" --... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing for HIV

Should I get tested? How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested? How do HIV tests work? What are the different HIV screening tests available in the United States? If I test HIV negative, does that mean that my sex partner... Read more »