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Waiting Time For Hiv Test Results

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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 »

After Atripla, a Normal Life With HIV

It was Ash Wednesday 2007 when I got my HIV test results from my primary doctor. He said to me, "I am sorry, but your HIV test came back positive, this does not mean you are really positive, so I am sending you to a specialist." My life was... Read more »
Ask the Experts

I am 35 weeks pregnant and waiting for results (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE HIV TEST, 2011)

If it wasnt for your website I would had died of anxiety already!!!Thank youI have only had one partner my whole life, my husband was married for 5 years and then had 2 relationships after that @2007 where he had unprotected sex. I began my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Relax! If you've had no HIV-risk exposure, there is no way you could be HIV infected. It is not uncommon for women who are pregnant (or have been pregnant) to have false-positive or indeterminate HIV-antibody tests! It's due to... 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 »

Dealing with Stress from Waiting for Test Results?

Dear Dr. Bob,I was tested 2 & 1/2 weeks ago , and I still haven't gotten my result. The stress of waiting is really upsetting me. I can't concentrate at work, and I'm crying at different points throughout my day.I've called...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sure, I have a tip. Next time, get a rapid HIV test. Results are available in as few as 20 minutes!It seems to me that 2 weeks is excessively long to wait for a routine HIV-screening test. If your doctor can't even provide you with an... Read more »

Low CD4 but still waiting for VL test result. Help..

I recently got tested for CD4 count and viral load. Surprisingly my CD4 count was low at 264 (I just found out I was positive about 4 months ago after my on-going sickness [the symptons], I was hoping I had high CD4 so that I would not need to start...
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
I think you have grasped the importance of needing to start HIV treatment now rather than later. I would not be concerned about your CD4 count dropping within the time you are waiting to get your viral load result back. The good news is, once you... Read more »
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results & waiting time

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 »

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 »

I think I am positive. Waiting for the test result

Posted by whatwillhappen, 1 Reply
I just went to the lab to get the blood test and will receive my test result from my doctor on Thursday. I have been having many of the symptoms for about a month now. I'm pretty sure my result will come back positive. Is there someone I can talk... Read more »

waiting 4 test results ...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello ---

i never tested at 12 weeks (3months) but i got tested at 27 weeks (6+ months)after uptotected vaginal heterosexual sex and the hiv test was negative - i am female.

i just recently went to a new dr (at 37 weeks)- for something else - and i... Read more »