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Now the rare persons is changed!
      #34598 - 05/21/02 03:29 AM

If you read this "UPDATED" information from The CDC you can see that they have changed their position on the Window Period. Before they answered that persons can take 6 months to develop Antibodies, Now they are stating that the RARE persons take up to six months, They didnīt say this before.
Then we have some other things WE must think about:
1. Persons that may take longer than 3 months doesnīt need to exist, and there is a very big chance that this is the case becuse this is not being reported anymore! 2. We canīt be sure that the reports are correct, because of wrong information from the patient, older tests etc

2. In all controlled window studies over the world this phenomenon have never been proven(longer window than 3 months) So why havenīt this happen in ALL these studies? AND why does these cases only exists reports and they have never been proven in all other studies?!
3. The test are much better today they detects antibody in average 25 days older test had the average 45 days, BUT the most important is that todays test detects ALL subtypes the First Generation test didnīt detect all subtypes.
4. A test performed at 3 months is 99.9% accurate and this are the best test we have in medicine! Even if you test at 1 year the test would not be 100% because in medicine 100% doesnīt exist(ask your doctor)
5. The Elisa test will change color if someone is positive, this color you will read in a spechtrophasemeter so even if you have low amounts of antibodies you will have a small color change TO have a entire Negative result at 3 months(No color change in Elisa) the chance of this is practical zero.
The rare cases are now thoose that take longer than 3 months before ther was rare to seroconvert after 6 months, so be happy with your result at 3 months and move on because this is enough or do you think whole Europe would use three months if these cases did exist? NO CHANCE IN H*ELL!

From the CDC:
How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV?

The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months after infection, the average being 25 days. In rare cases, it can take up to 6 months.

The CDC National AIDS Hotline can provide more information and referrals to testing sites in your area. The Hotline numbers are 1-800-342-2437 (English), 1-800-344-7432 (Spanish), or 1-800-243-7889 (TTY). Last Updated: November

30, 2001
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Please send comments/suggestions/requests to: hivmail@cdc.gov





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Re: Now the rare persons is changed! new
      #34599 - 05/21/02 03:37 AM

Who are these RARE cases that take 6 months to convert.



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