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how long does hiv blood test results take

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
2 days.: It s rapid test and results are available in couple if days.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
60 years experience Family Medicine
False Positive: False positive rapid hiv tests do occur in pregnancy and with autoimmune disease, although not commonly. Testing should always be repeated with an ap ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: Results from antibody tests sent to a laboratory usually take one to three days to return. If the test is positive, results may be delayed while the l ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Quite good but...: ... It's clear that you are worried, and that is a good thing. Ask your physician whether a pcr (polymerase chain reaction) test might be an option, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: You may wish to wait to 6 months after exposure to avoid false negative from testing too early. It would be better to get a HIV nucleic acid test at 6 ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The oral test is as reliable at the blood test. At 9 weeks, your chances of turning positive with your negative tests is very very small. However, m ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
72 hrs: Depending on the speed of the lab, anywhere from 24-72 hours, possibly longer if they need to do additional confirmatory tests.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
HIV nucleic acid: Get a HIV nucleic acid test at 6 months after the potential exposure. if the result is negative you can rest easy. For good health - Have a diet rich ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on timing: The important missing information is how long after your possible exposure you were tested. If it was long enough, the negative result is conclusive a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: The chance of your being infected is extremely small, but this is still troubling you. You won't be at ease until you get a nucleic acid test. Wishing ... Read More
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