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Is 60 Days Enough To Wait For Hiv Test

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Day One With HIV: "The Most Agonizing Wait in My Life"

The day I tested HIV positive was a defining moment in my life. I was aged 36 and at the prime of my life. My wife had passed on two weeks previously due to PCP ( Pneumocystis pneumonia) and esophageal candidiasis. Her demise was during childbirth... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The "Plan B" Question

On World AIDS Day, there were 6,595 people on ADAP waiting lists in 12 states. Four states are currently considering starting waiting lists, and 17 have instituted "other cost containment measures," including reduced formularies, medical criteria... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Testing Stressed; Inland Agencies Tell People Not to Wait

Two area AIDS service organizations have planned special events on June 27 as part of National HIV Testing Day. While both ASOs offer free HIV testing on a regular basis, they are hoping to draw more people by taking their efforts into the... Read more »
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Did I wait long enough to get an accurate HIV test result?

Hi, Could you help to clarify the meaning of test results I have received? Are they conclusive already? Or I shall do more tests?I had unprotected intercourse 146 days ago, Later 74 days ago, I had received oral sex.On my 84, 86, 105, 135, 146days...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You HIV tests have conclusively stated that you <i>did not</i> get HIV from your unprotected intercourse and oral sex. We recommend getting tested 3 months from your last risk, you did that and more.Negative test... Read more »

Waiting period for test results

I recently had an HIV test done at my Doctor's office, and recieved the results the next evening. The test was done on a Tuesday and he said the results would be back by Thursday at the latest, in many of your responses you said it would take...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Everyone should be so lucky to have such an efficient doctor! The time it takes for one to receive an HIV test result is not a reliable way to determine the type of screening process used. Different laboratories will take different amounts of time... Read more »

-its 2001, not 1987 no more -!!! testing conclusive under 3 months, will it ever be????!!!! it's human torture to wait that long!???

My Dearest Dr. Bob,I apologize for the title, I realize that having to live with the virus on a daily basis is FAR FAR MORE CHALLENGING that simply having to sit 3 months to test to test out. And I commend you and compliment you in your fight...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Rossi.I was amused by your title "It's 2001, not 1987 no more!!!" 2001???? Hmm. Is Rossi a nickname for Rip Van Winkle perhaps?I agree the window period is indeed frustrating. HIV testing technology has been improving (third-... Read more »

I tested but did I need to wait?

Hello, I tested 39 days post possible exposure. I was negative. My "exposure" was that I received unprotected oral sex and I engaged in french kissing, not knowing until later that I had a cut on my gum. Not sure if this was even a risk....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This was an inconsequential exposure as far as HIV is concerned and I would not have recommended testing. DW... Read more »
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JOCKO's TEST - ELIZA NEG ... HIV/RNA - waiting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello folks ..... I stayed home from work today, hoping to get all of my test results back. My antibody test (at just over 8 weeks) was negative. Unfortunately, the results of the PCR have not come back as of yet. The neg. Eliza at 58 days adds a... Read more »

waiting for my test results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi everybody. i went in for my 3 month HIV test this morning. now i have to wait for the results to come back. this is a terrible period of tim.e so many thoughts are going through my head; what will i do if they are positive? i have no insurance.... Read more »

Tested waiting on Results

Posted by Cajunman, 3 Replies
Well I just did a home Access test and sent it off. This is 80 days(11 weeks + a few days) after my possible exposure(unprotected Vaginal).
I still have swollen nodes in my neck, armpit, and groin. I also have pains in my elbows and knees. I guess... Read more »

I just tested today! No the stress of waiting!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just tested today. 2 days shy of 6 weeks. I'm so nervous and scared. I can't wait for the results. I just want to get this over with. I know the recomendation is 13 weeks but I hope I can get some peice of mind with this test. How accurate do you... Read more »