How is HIV testing administered?
The most accurate HIV test method is the blood test. Once HIV antibodies have been produced, the blood test will be able to screen for this virus. It will usually take 3 months after exposure to HIV for results to appear positive. If the results are positive, the same blood sample will undergo the Western Blot technique for further confirmation. Testing before (seroconversion) HIV antibodies appear may produce a false negative result. If you suspect that you have been exposed to HIV and your test result is negative, you can test again within 6 months to be sure.
How soon will I get results?
Test results should be ready within 2-3 business days although some have received their results as quickly as 24 hours. After purchasing the test, you can opt to have your results sent via email or phone call.
Preparing for the HIV test.
No preparation is necessary for an HIV test.
What samples are needed?
A blood sample will be required and will be drawn by a phlebotomist at one of our official HIV testing centers.
Is there an At-Home HIV test available?
For maximum accuracy, HIV tests are not available via an At-Home testing kit. Blood must be professionally drawn at one of our official HIV testing centers.
What if I test positive for HIV?
You will get a free phone consultation with a staffed physician if your test result is possible.
To get tested for HIV today at a local clinic, please call toll free 888-480-5680. No appointment is necessary.
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