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Time It Takes For Hiv Test

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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 »

Writing for 4th time, pls do respond, else i shall die, HLA-B27 +ve effecting ELISA HIV Test

Dear Doc.I have tried to view all the acrchieves but could not get my answer. I am writing for the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Recommendations for HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Care

...discuss their sexual activity if they are accompanied by parents, Branson said. He added that patients can benefit from early HIV diagnosis because early treatment is more effective and can delay progression to AIDS. In addition, HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Company Vestergaard-Frandsen's Efforts to Provide HIV Tests, Other Products in Developing Countries

...a victim" by including features such as cell phone pockets on ITNs. The company also has developed initiatives to increase HIV testing in developing countries. Last fall, a Vestergaard program in a western Kenya district provided an ITN, water... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines California HIV Testing Bill

...on Thursday examined a California bill ( AB 1894 ) that requires health care plans operating in the state to pay for routine HIV testing. The bill was signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) (Cathcart, New York Times ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Pilot HIV Testing Program in Emergency Departments

...examined a CDC pilot program that began Dec. 1, 2008, at three Connecticut hospital emergency departments and provides no-cost HIV testing to patients. Connecticut is one of 26 states participating in the program -- which offers testing... Read more »
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HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...sexual encounter. The nurse at the clinic and the AIDS hotline, AND the CDC say that that 6 months is the correct length of time after a possible exposure and that I would not have to be tested again (I was neg). But I have read on some... 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 »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »

hiv 2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what tests would be used for hiv 2 i have had hiv 1 tests neg but i wasnt tested for hiv 2 having hiv related symptoms would 3 hiv 1 tests pick up something wrong or not Read more »