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How Long Does It Take To Get Hiv Test Results
I did 4th Generation HIV test after around 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15 weeks of an exposure.
Is this 100% conclusive? can i get back safely to my wife
Sero-conversion: The whole concept of delayed sero-conversion dates back to old & sloppy tests. PCR testing now will show virus in the blood with or without antibodies. If you need to cling to the old adages...at 6 months..99.99% of the population will have developed antibodies after an exposure..thus the 6 month window. I believe a colleague of mine Lyssette Cardona, MD is in Dubai..she's one of the best!! ...Read more
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
How long should I wait to get an accurate HIV test after (maybe) got exposed to it? And how long does the test itself take to give back the results?
Rapid testing HIV: You can get oraquick otc, a home oral test that is quite accurate, and then follow up with a more detailed antibody test at 4-6 weeks and again in three months. There are rare individuals who do not become positive until 6 mos. If you want to spend the money there is an RNA pcr which will be definitive if negative at 4 wks. Make sure, however, that you also get tested for other stds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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... ...Read more
How long after the exposure should I wait to get a 100% accurate and reliable result for HIV test?
3 or 6 month
6months: Usually test is conclusive after 6months .There have been some rare cases where sero conversion took up to a year to occur ...Read more
I went to the drs and had an HIV test that was last tuesday and i still don't have a result if its anything would I have known by now? How long it take
What HIV test should take after 50 days of having unsafe sex. And after how many days accurate HIV results can we get.. please answer. ?
See your doctor: If you are concerned about possible exposure to HIV, you need to see a doctor immediately. 50 days is too late for post-exposure prophylaxis however your doctor could still advise you and tell you which is the next step. There are many tests to take: antibody test, rapid test, other novel tests. The window period from exposure to positive tests may be up to 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
I went to the drs and had an HIV test that was last tuesday and i still don't have a result if its anything would I have known by now? How long it takes? I called on tuesday she's on vacation
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
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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