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question about testing and the CDC
      #134107 - 02/07/05 06:04 AM

I have seen and checked into the CDC information on HIV and the "window" period. If you read their booklets on HIV they tell you HIV could go undetected for years, but if you call the hotline they tell you symptoms and test reactions will show up within 3 months of infection and will also show up within weeks of being infected, now what the heck is going on there. I think this is contrubuting to my mania over this stuff. Does anyone really know or are we all screwed?.

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Re: question about testing and the CDC new
      #134109 - 02/07/05 07:11 AM

why bother listening to cdc. so the whole world could be wrong?I was told by the french that 99.9% will test + by 1 month and 3 month is just to bring the figure to 100% and that includes those late seroconversion.

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Re: question about testing and the CDC new
      #134110 - 02/07/05 07:15 AM

So, if after 3 months you dont test positive there should be nothing to worry about right ? to the 100 percent without a doubt ?

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Re: question about testing and the CDC new
      #134112 - 02/07/05 08:58 AM

in my opinion it's 6 weeks but 3 months is the gold seal.

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Re: question about testing and the CDC new
      #134114 - 02/07/05 09:21 AM

maybe it is because the booklets and information has not been updated since 1994.

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Re: question about testing and the CDC new
      #134116 - 02/07/05 09:40 AM

the antibodies are produce the moment u got infected. doctors uses 12 weeks to make sure that sufficient amount are being produced so if there isn't any immune response by 12 weeks. the person is neg. the 6 months is because doctors used to think that virus can hide inside a person without doing anything but after many years of research they are proven to be wrong. in australia, they have been using 12 weeks all along,even during 1st generation elisa. i've read an article from NSW from 1994 stating 3 months.

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Re: question about testing and the CDC new
      #134255 - 02/10/05 01:26 AM

So no matter what if you dont have it in three months you dont have it or have anything to worry about correct? That is without any doubt as long as you have not been exposed or had any type of sexual contact what so ever right ?

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