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Looks like window period may be reduced to 6 weeks
      #133559 - 01/26/05 10:46 AM







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• Testing for HIV antibodies
Tests for HIV detect the presence of antibodies to HIV, not the virus itself. Although these tests are very sensitive, there is a "window period. " This is the period between the onset of infection with HIV and the appearance of detectable antibodies to the virus. In the case of the most sensitive anti-HIV tests currently recommended, the window period is about three weeks. This period may be longer if less sensitive tests are used.


Here is the link http://www.who.int/health-services-delivery/hiv_aids/English/fact-sheet-1/


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