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How long does it take to get the results of a hiv-antibody test?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Minutes to days: Anywhere from 20 minutes with a rapid test, to a few days with a standard test. (the number of days depends on the lab you're using and how often they run the test.).

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