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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
39 years experience Family Medicine
HIV tests: Any test has the potential to be inaccurate. However the tests for HIV are pretty reliable, particularly the PCR test, which is a direct test for the ... Read More

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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Hopefully, BUT: The seroconversion rate is not 100% understood, so it is still recommended by some experts that after a possible event, you get tested at baseline,3 m ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV testing: You should discuss your HIV test results with your doctor and if you doctor is unsure of the results, you should be seen by an HIV specialist. (most ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Fast and conclusive: In office rapid test 30 minutes (not always conclusive). Laboratory, western blot to be sure that HIV antibody is present, takes 1-3 days.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Get the results: HIV results are available in one or two days. Why are you not just getting your results. My patients are told the day after I test their results. The ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV lab tests: Sometimes indeed labs and the people that run the tests do make mistakes. I've noticed that only occurs in about 1 in 5000 times though. Sometimes you ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ethics: Ethical health care providers do not lie to patients or knowingly enter false information into a medical record. That understood, any person has the c ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Asking again, right?: I believe I have answered you already. You have a right to have (not just see) a copy of your lab result. Rationally that will settle it. I would also ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Get tested for HIV if you are concerned.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
HIV nucleic acid: Given the uncertainty it would be prudent to get HIV nucleic acid test. If the test is negative about 6 weeks after exposure it would more or less rul ... Read More

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