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Not Sick For A Long Time After Hiv Diagnosis

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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 of the US FDA has been up til... Read more »
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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...positive, then HIV infection probably occurred a few months or longer before the tests. In June 2010 the FDA approved a new HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

This HIV Testing Day, HIV Clinics Face Funding Shortfall for Lifesaving Patient Care

...in some parts of the country. They account for half of all new infections and don't get tested until they become sick. This HIV Testing Day, June 27, the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition (RWMPC) urge... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...not be used to determine if one is HIV-positive. Note: A person who tests positive on a Viral Load cannot obtain a letter of HIV diagnosis based on those results. They must still test positive on an HIV antibody test in order to get the... Read more »
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Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can any of you remembger when you got sick ? how severe were your symptoms for HIV and how mild were they ? how many didnt have any symptoms ? did anyone have sex and a condom broke and got HIV ? Read more »

What did you feel?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Can i just get a quick concencous??! What sort of symptoms/events drove you to get your HIV test done? Read more »

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 »

ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and the Viral Load Test: "There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of HIV-1 in human blood" The HIV tests are NOT standardized, and are not specific to HIV. There are over 70 conditions known to cause a "false... Read more »