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hangclean
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Planned Parenthood
      #159769 - 09/09/05 05:42 PM

Why does planned parenthood still recommend 6 months for an antibody test?

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Re: Planned Parenthood new
      #159772 - 09/09/05 07:00 PM

Because they are going by the most conservative and old testing statistics, even if they are using first generation tests 3mo is what the CDC and the WHO use and they are almost as conservative with there time line as PP is.

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Re: Planned Parenthood- GMAN new
      #159789 - 09/09/05 08:32 PM

are you saying that 6 months is the window period for first generation tests? I'm confused....

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Re: Planned Parenthood- GMAN new
      #159818 - 09/09/05 10:28 PM

No i am saying they are old school, even first gen. tests are 3mo conclusive.

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Re: Planned Parenthood- GMAN new
      #159827 - 09/10/05 07:40 AM

I am curious as to which Planned Parenthood would be using a 6 month window? I am a nurse and have done some work at a few PP's around here and they are using a 3 month window, but during counselling will offer the information including most people seroconvert within 6 weeks. Maybe it is taking time for everyone to catch up with the most recent information available.

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hangclean
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Re: Planned Parenthood- GMAN new
      #159897 - 09/12/05 03:06 AM

I am in California. This is where they told me 6 months. The planned parenthood I went to uses quest diagnostics for there blood work.

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