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knite89
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HIV Tesing Window Period Dilemma
      #275763 - 03/21/14 08:03 AM

Hello There,
I had an exposure 12 weeks ago and tested for 4th generation hiv test which was non reactive. I am still concerned that there were few cases of health care workers testing positive after 6/12 months. Do you have any idea why they converted after so long.
Is Occupational exposure for health workers is different from sexual exposure ? If so, why ? or may be they are not telling the truth.

Many websites say 12 weeks is conclusive, if 6 months conversion is rare case this should be addressed in a different way. You dont want to infect your partner and ruin his/her life. Still very much confused about the window period. Pleaseadvise.
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Kite

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      #275765 - 03/21/14 11:33 AM

It may be due to the fact that health care workers are exposed to various bodily fluids on a daily basis. And I'm not saying that all bodily fluids are infectious but they are exposed to more open sores such as bed sores, and responsible for injections.Compare that to the amount of sexual exposers in the same day. Doesn't take much sense to see the difference.

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knite89
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Re: HIV Tesing Window Period Dilemma new
      #275769 - 03/21/14 03:26 PM

I did my tests on Day 86 exactly.
It was CMIA 4th generation and ABOTT Architect ANTI BODY / AN P24 HIV 1 & 2 from two different labs. Can I consider this 100% conclusive and move on with life ?

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      #275776 - 03/22/14 04:07 PM

Definitly move on . But not without learning something from this experience. Knowledge is powerful my friend.

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