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The HIV Antibody Test with Reflex to Western Blot Confirmation (also known as the EIA or ELISA test) is the industry standard and most commonly used test to screen for HIV-1 and HIV-2. This test is 99% accurate after 12 weeks after possible exposure to the virus.
No Urination 1 hour before
visiting the lab
15 Minute walk-in
Usually in 3 business days or less*
Post Result Consult
Doctor Call if results are positive*
More About the HIV Antibody Test
Will I give blood or urine?
The HIV test is a blood test. At the lab, the technician will draw a blood sample. You will not be asked to get undressed or have any uncomfortable genital swabbing.
Do I have to prep?
No. There's no need to fast or prepare for the HIV test.
Who Should Be Tested for HIV?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines recommend universal HIV testing on an annual basis for sexually active individuals between ages 13 - 64. If you have had unprotected sex and have not been tested this year, consider getting an HIV test.
Many different kinds of people are affected by HIV regardless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation.In fact, the highest numbers of new HIV cases are in middle aged adults ages 35 to 44.
Tell me about the test results.
This test will either be reactive (positive) or non-reactive (negative). Positive means there are signs of HIV. Negative means no signs of HIV were detected. A confirmatory test is always run before making a positive HIV diagnosis.
The lab automatically runs a western blot test for confirmation of any positive HIV antibody result. Experts agree that another test should be run on a new blood sample before making a formal diagnosis of HIV, and we believe all physicians should follow this recommendation.
A positive HIV results does not mean that you have AIDS. If your test is positive, one of our physicians will talk with you about your results and arrange for you to see a doctor in your area who can guide you regarding additional testing, treatment and next steps.
Is HIV curable?
While there is no cure for HIV today, much progress has been made to treat HIV. It is now considered a chronic disease and can be managed successfully. We talk about living with HIV, not dying from it.
When should I get tested for HIV?
For routine STD testing to know your sexual health status, test today.
For yearly screening, doctors recommend the HIV antibody test. If you are concerned about a possible recent exposure, doctors recommend waiting until 3 weeks after the exposure and testing again at 3 months for accurate results. wasn't related to testing too early.
If you're worried about a recent unsafe sexual encounter, consider the HIV early detection test,which can find HIV earlier than the HIV antibody test.
If you haven't been tested for other STDs like HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea or herpes in the last year, our doctors recommend getting tested today.
For a test plan developed by our physicians, call our Care Advisors at (855) 739-4325(855) 739-4325. Because different STDs develop at different rates, it's critical to wait until the recommended testing windows. Please call us if you have any questions. We're here to help.
Medical Services Include:
FDA-approved or CLIA-certified testingThe same STD tests trusted by doctors and hospitals nationwide.
Results usually in 3 business days or less*You’ll receive an email alerting you when they are ready.
Unlimited support with Care AdvisorsOur team is here to help you before, during, and after you test.
Local specimen collectionVisit one of 4,000 LabCorp and Quest Diagnostic locations near you for specimen collection.
Confidential treatment of your informationWe take your privacy very seriously and secure your information with industry-standard protections.
A doctor to discuss your results, where appropriateReceive one-on-one phone consultation with doctor if you test positive or if you results require further explanation.*
Prescriptions sent to your pharmacyIf appropriate and permitted by state law, our doctors can provide a presciption during your consult.
Personal guidance and referral services, if necessaryAfter the consultation, we will be available to connect you to a specialist in your area for further follow up treatment, where appropriate.
What happens if I test positive for STDs?
Our Doctors are here for you.
Within 24 hours, you’ll be on the phone with one our doctors to review your test results. During the call, you can ask any questions you might have about STDs, treatment, prevention and next steps. The doctor may choose to prescribe medication and linkage to follow up care.* It's healthcare on your time.
We're here to help, on YOUR time.
Sample Test ResultsClick to Enlarge
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