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How Long Should I Want To Get Tested 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 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 »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...listing of overviews, news and research articles . If you'd like to get tested for HIV, talk to your doctor or call a local HIV/AIDS hotline or HIV organization to find out about trustworthy places you can go for testing. If you live in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...booster shots more than once every 10 years, or after 5 years if injured Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine usually gives life-long protection. If you did not get these vaccines as a child, you should get an MMR vaccination. However, this live... 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 »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...detect HIV in blood 12 days after a person has been exposed to the virus, according to the Journal. The test still must undergo long-term studies to gain FDA approval, the Journal reports. Constantine said that his research group also is... Read more »

testing question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...screen me for std's by way of a blood test. is the normal blood test effective, or should i ask for a certian one? also, how long does it take to get the results back? Read more »

testing?

Posted by uninformed, 1 Reply
...I recently tested positive for HIVon the initial screen test and the doctor told me that there was no evidence of HIV on the second one the WB test is this the Read more »