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How long does it take for a HIV test result to come back?

How long does it take for a HIV test result to come back?

Depends on type: An HIV test can be done instantly in the doctor's office (results are not as reliable), or it can be done in a regular lab. Usually not more than 2-3 days. However, many labs "batch" test -- meaning they only test for certain analytes once per week or every 3 days. So, maybe that is the delay...

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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How long does it take for an HIV test result to come in?

How long does it take for an HIV test result to come in?

OTC Immediately: There are now over the counter (otc) HIV tests available that can be done at home. A blood test takes one to two days depending on the laboratory.

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How long after possible HIV exposure can I get a definitive test result from a home oraquick HIV test?

NEVER definitive: There are several percent false negatives on home oraquick. Alex, you can't go on worrying like this -- it'll slow you down emotionally and interfere with your work and just being happy. Get with your primary care physician and pay for a nucleic acid test now. It's better to know, no matter what the result. Be brave, cherish the memory of love, and move on with your life.

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Given that HIV 1 RNA PCR test result undetectable 25 days after possible exposure, when and which HIV test to take next?

Given that HIV 1 RNA PCR test result undetectable 25 days after possible exposure, when and which HIV test to take next?

HIV: If you are negative by HIV RNA PCR at 25 days after exposure the chances of you becoming HIV positive are next to nil. If you really want to test yourself a combination test which includes p24 antigen and HIV antibody can be done at 3 months. Think you are going to be fine.

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Can you tell me about HIV test result is accurate during 2 years?

No HIV: If you are negative at two years past exposure you do not have HIV.100% accurate.

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I'm worried the nurse lied to be about my HIV test result. It was neg.

Is this rational?: If there's some particular reason to think she bears you malice (and it's not impossible), ask the lab to send you a copy of the paperwork. It's your legal right. If you have the obsessive idea that you have HIV despite a report of normal, and you recognize this as a trick your mind is playing, then your physician can recommend ways to manage this -- happens to many of us. Glad you're asking.

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What percent, is a negative Hiv test result. At 6 weeks? Do I most likely not have it then. And what are the odds of contracting it one time exposure

What percent, is a negative Hiv test result. At 6 weeks? Do I most likely not have it then. And what are the odds of contracting it one time exposure

HIV nucleic acid: Test. A negative antibody test at 6 weeks does not exclude HIV infection. A negative HIV nucleic acid test would. The odds of getting the infection depends on the type of exposure and the viral load in the fluid to which you were exposed.

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I get HIV test result negative after 13 weeks of sex. Do I need to retest.

I get HIV test result negative after 13 weeks of sex. Do I need to retest.

Yes: What's important in the interim between initial negative HIV test and repeat test is "protected" "safe" sex, not just "sex" which exposes you repeatedly to opportunity for infection. Don't forget that HIV is not the only std that can be transmitted so be sure to get tested for "everything".

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Is oraquick home HIV test accurate? My boyfriend and I both got negative test result and I want be sure it is accurate. Thankyou

Is oraquick home HIV test accurate? My boyfriend and I both got negative test result and I want be sure it is accurate. Thankyou

More or less: If done correctly a negative result is reassuring. However, it depends on when you may have been exposed to HIV as it may take occasionally take 6-12 months for antibodies to form. You may repeat the test in 6 months and if it is negative and both of you have been in a mutually monogamous relation, that would be good. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.

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Is there an HIV test result on this list? I asked them for one but I'm not sure what these results mean. Http://postimg. Org/image/rg6zhi7nr/

Is there an HIV test result on this list? I asked them for one but I'm not sure what these results mean. Http://postimg. Org/image/rg6zhi7nr/

ST Testing: The attached results show no: no gonorrhea, no chlamydia, no syphyllis. Hiv is not included. The lab may still be able to perform the test if not too late. Including an HIV test as a part of an std panel is of out most importance.

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Is the Prozone Effect a problem with HIV tests? Should I worry about/doubt my negative HIV test result?

No prozone: Prozone is a phenomenon that can make some syphilis blood tests falsely negative. It is not known to be a problem for any HIV tests. As long as you were tested long enough after your last possible exposure, you can rely on the negative result.

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My HIV test result is 0.9-1.0=1.0 and healthtap doctors answered that, this is HIV negetive. Can I continue my sexual life with my family? Thanks.

My HIV test result is 0.9-1.0=1.0 and healthtap doctors answered that, this is HIV negetive. Can I continue my sexual life with my family? Thanks.

Never give up loving: I'm glad you got good news. If you're reassured you are HIV negative and it's been enough time after the dangerous event for you to be confident, then go back to unprotected intercourse if that is your wish. Until then, use a condom. Many couples prefer this anyway. You MUST not forego intercourse in a marriage, though it can be protected, or other aspects of the relationship will tend to fail.

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Hiv rna test result undetected after unprotected blowjob at day17. Test range 40 to 10mil. Is it conclusive? Regular hiv test neg at 15 days. Hiv?

No risk: HIV is rarely transmitted by oral sex. If you were the receiver of the BJ, you can be sure you weren't infected: there are few if any proved cases of oral to genital HIV transmission. Most experts would have recommended against an RNA test in this situation, but the negative result is additional strong evidence you weren't infected. The "regular" test is only slightly reassuring, 4-6 wk minimum.

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Would cured/treated primary complex at 5 years old affect hiv test result at 25 years old, 9 months after exposure? Primary complex was just one-off

Would cured/treated primary complex at 5 years old affect hiv test result at 25 years old, 9 months after exposure? Primary complex was just one-off

No: Primary complex if tuberculosis (TB). Having TB currently or in the past should not alter the results of modern HIV tests. If a person is not monogamous with an HIV-negative partner, meaning she has other possible but low-risk exposures, she can get see her primary care doctor and ask about routine screening. It might be annual testing.

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If an STD in your bloodstream, will it tamper with an HIV test result?

If an STD in your bloodstream, will it tamper with an HIV test result?

Twelve Common STDs: No. That is extremely unlikely. It is much better when asking questions of physicians to be more specific and exact about your concerns about your health. Questions with generalities do not give you specific answers.

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Aftr 70 days I got HIV test & result is HIV negative. But still one ulcer on tongue appears. Is this symptom acute HIV?

Probably not: But, if the ulcer has been there for 70 days, it definitely needs to be evaluated by someone familiar with oral lesions. I would suggest an oral surgeon or an ENT (ear, nose and throat) physician.

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Hiv Test (Definition)

There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more