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How Long It Takes To Test The Repeated Hiv Test

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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Hypersensitivity Test for Ziagen Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Repeated exposure to HIV and still test negative?

Hello Dr.I am concerned that I may be exposing myself to HIV. My boyfriend of 4 years was very promiscuous before he was with me (although he used condoms) and we have had unprotected sex for almost 3.5 years. He will not get tested for HIV because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Is there any way that repeated exposures to a possible HIV-infected partner for four years could still not infect you?" Yes, it is possible. Most HIV exposures do not result in transmission of the virus. However, on the other hand, it... Read more »

Repeat Customer -- Repeat Donations - I only trust you, (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Dr Frascino, I as at a Networking Function and a woman went to touch my face and I pulled back and her finger nail which was almost a half mile long and hit me in the face. It was too far back on my face for me to see much. It stung a little...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Paul,I tend to skip questions when I've already responded to similar concerns and those responses are readily available in the archives of this forum. The answer and reassurance you seek were indeed already waiting for you in the... Read more »

Dr. Young, so do i need to repeat the testing for my 3 and half year old. I want to put an end to this night mare.

Dr. Young, Thanks for your answer. Actually if i had your email id i would have attached the report and sent it to you. Thank you very much for your answer. One last question i have is 5 month 20 days on her western blot accurate? This is for my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello again,No further testing is needed. A western blot test at 5 months, 20 days is definitive.Sleep well.BY... 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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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 »

repeat negative tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The last cdc test of lab performance on elisa test came out to the 99.8% sensitivity, and 99.9% specificity. There were 7 false-negatives out of 3704 tests.

Here are the stats:
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/mpep/pdf/hiv/0201hiva.pdf

My question is, if... Read more »