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Wait Time For Hiv Test

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill to Reduce Sexual Assault Survivors' Wait Time for Results of Alleged Attackers' HIV Test

The North Dakota House on Thursday voted 92-1 to pass a bill (SB 2358 ) that would reduce the time sexual assault survivors must wait for the results of an HIV test on their alleged attackers, the Associated Press reports (Associated Press, 3/15).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Orleans: New HIV Test Cuts Wait Time for Results

Editor's Note: This story contains factual errors that have subsequently been corrected. Please click here for the corrections. For the past month, three New Orleans sites have offered HIV testing using a recently approved blood test that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

According to a 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... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV testing, how long should you wait

how long should you wait after having unprotected sex to be tested for HIV?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
A test should be done immediately to rule out the fact that you may have been infected with HIV from a previous exposure. Otherwise, regualrt antibody testing should be done at 6 and 12 weeks. If at any time during this period you develop any... Read more »

5th time's a charm...? please help, i've waited!

Hi Dr. Bob,PLEASE help me with my situation...I will blunt and to the point!1. my EX boyfriend tested HIV pos in Feb. 20082. my last sexual exposure to him was Jan. 4th 20083. i've tested 3,5,8, 11.5 months after my last exposure all antibody...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your multiple negative HIV tests out to 11.5 months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further HIV tests are warranted.Are you one of those cases that never test antibody positive? No, of course not. If you... Read more »

latest update on valtrex. does this mean i have to wait how long to get an HIV test. Please help me with an answer Barbara.

Hi Doctor, THere is a recent update on the body.comhttp://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.htmlHerpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study FindsTreatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No I would not expect that Valtrex would have any effect on your antibody testing. Please forward all future HIV questions to the HIV forum.... Read more »

HIV/STD testing and how long to wait "I infected my wife"

five years ago i had risky encounter then developed many symptoms afterwards but tested neg for hiv plus many other std tests. I recently married and infected her with the virus that she is so sick and wanted to divorce me in just 3 months of our...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question!I'm sorry to hear that your sexual history, after so many years, is interrupting your current relationship. Let's try to work out some details together and make you get the answers you need to move forward... Read more »
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results & waiting time

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello,
i have taken my 3 month hiv test at my doctors office and it is neg. the dr said it was an antibody test and that he would get the results in about a weeks time - which he did and then he told me i am neg but he wanted me to retest at 6 months... Read more »

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 time ?? different view ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear All,
I am written from Spain. I had a negative Elisa test at 39 days after exposure . I also have a negative PCR RNA test at 42 days.
My doctor is telling me 100% I am OK, but looking into this forum and the questions to the doctors , I started... 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 »