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What Is The Window For Hiv Blood Test

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...can arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test results are available within 10 to 30 minutes after a sample is...
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Rapid Blood Test - Results

I was tested at 7 weeks with a Rapid Blood test at planned parenthood. It had a very dark Neg line, but a faint positive line. The nurse practitioner said it was positive. She then drew blood and sent it to the lab (labcorp) for testing. It came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. (If you had been in the process of Read more »

Other STDs Affect HIV Test

Doctor Bob,You are a legend -Just a quickie - Can having another more common STD like Chlamydia, Gonnorhea etc have any affect on the HIV blood test ie. causing false negatives or extending window period?I have checked the archives but Im obviously...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Quickie question. Quickie answer. Nope! Concurrent STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis, will not affect HIV-antibody test results or change the duration of the window period.You're welcome!Dr. Bob Read more »

giving blood/not sure your clean

will the blood donor centers test your blood when you donate and notify oyu if there is something wrong with it?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...VERY bad way of trying to find out whether you have HIV or not. If you do have HIV and are in the "window period" before the blood test is positive, then you risk giving a large dose of HIV to all the sick people who will receive part of the... Read more »

Blood work and HIV Test

Hi,My doctor after a routine examination explained to me that if your blood work e.g. WBC shows normal range, it can almost be a proxy for an HIV test beacuse if HIV infected one's WBC result in blood test would be very high. Is this correct. Please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Are you sure he's a real doctor? Or is he just a proxy? I do not agree! There are no proxies for an HIV test and to suggest a WBC count can be used in that way demonstrates a shocking lack of basic HIV medical knowledge. WBC counts Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(WB) result is unclear. The entire HIV test must be repeated with a new blood sample, usually several weeks after the first blood test. Indeterminate results usually occur if the test is performed just as the person begins to seroconvert. ... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado Transplant Patient Infected With AIDS Virus in 2008

...donated at the same center, and again reported no risk factors on the routine eligibility screening questionnaire. But his donated blood tested HIV-positive, and all products from his donation were destroyed. The man was indefinitely barred from... Read more »
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Rapid test

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Mass says 6 week window period for a hiv blood test but 3 months for a rapid test. I thought they [rapid test] was the same sensitivity. I think its just the way it was certified. Read more »

MASSACHUSSETTS WINDOW PERIOD 6 WEEKS CONCLUSIVE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Counseling and Testing Take control of your health. Know your status. Get tested. What is the HIV test? The HIV test can be either a blood test or an oral test (which tests the cells from the lining of your mouth). It looks for HIV antibodies,... Read more »

Definite Results?

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...I tested five years post possible exposure with a rapid Oraquick and it was negative. I am getting a blood test for all STDs soon and am wondering if my HIV test with the Oraquick is definitly negative. I don't want to get a blood test and Read more »

hiv blood test conclusive or not?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, I was wondering is a negative hiv blood test almost one year and a half after exposure with no further exposures truly conclusive? Or could a person possibly years later Read more »