Having HIV blood test and nervous!?

Whatever you do, Do not let the anxiety stop you from having the test! go with a friend, meditate, whatever it takes, but have the test!
Normal response. It is normal to be nervous about the unknown that may have serious consequences. Please remember that god forbid, you test positive, there are effective treatments. Hiv is not a death sentence. Do not let your fear or nervousness prevent you from keeping the appointment for the test.

Related Questions

Can you trust a 8 week negative HIV blood test?

Reliable if positive. If the result is positive 8 weeks after exposure, and it is confirmed with a western blot, it is reliable. A negative result for antibody or even viral nucleic acid, at that stage, does not rule out hiv, and the person needs to be retested. Please note that post-exposure treatment is available that may lessen the risk of HIV taking hold. Read more...

Is a basic HIV blood test reliable enough to start a family?

Yes. Congratulations on reaching the stage of your life where this is a question to ask, and congratulations again on caring enough about your health and the health of others to ask. Read more...

For what length of time do I wait for results from a HIV blood test?

72 hrs. Depending on the speed of the lab, anywhere from 24-72 hours, possibly longer if they need to do additional confirmatory tests. Read more...

How good is a one and 2 months HIV test results blood test accuracy? In percentage

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, to let you be certain right now. Read more...

Is a 6 month HIV blood test (4th generation antivody)conclusive? Or should I re-test?

Yes. The recommendation is to test at varying intervals and at 6months. On very rare occasions has anyone sero converted beyond six months. If all negative you may rest assured. If you have any unusual symptoms after that time interval,have a discussion with your physician. Read more...

I got blood test done and all of the hiv test came negative except hiv ab. What does that mean?

See answer. The HIV antibody test is the most common HIV screening test. Most people develop HIV antibodies within 3 months after infected with HIV. The HIV antigen/antibody test can detect both HIV antigen (a part of the virus) and HIV antibodies in blood. An antigen/antibody test can detect HIV infection before an HIV antibody test. I recommend you contact your lab or MD for clarification of your results. . Read more...
Conflicting results . Not exactly sure what tests were ordered - but a healthy individual does not produce antibodies to HIV. However, a negative screening test means only that there is no evidence of disease at the time of the test. Head back to your primary care physician for a follow-up. Hope that helps! Read more...

Would a 4th generation hiv blood test be accurate if I take one today at exactly 33 days? Or should I wait longer?

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 months after exposure. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Practice safe sex. Read more...

I get tested negative on 3 week HIV blood test and should I get test again, how accurate is 3 week blood test after exposure?

3 Wk HIV Tst. Generally, these tests are 95% accurate, but you want to be 100% sure. Antibodies should appear, if you have acquired an infection, by three months, at the latest. Read more...