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HOW do you know 9 week is definite
      #111877 - 09/23/04 09:08 PM

Is it true that a 9 week test is definite, what is the proof , is there actual CDC documintation.

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Re: HOW do you know 9 week is definite new
      #111878 - 09/23/04 09:19 PM

You don't because it is not. The CDC said 90 days is conclusive for an encounter with a person of unknown status. 9 weeks is a great indicator because most people seroconvert within 6 weeks, but no one outside on Massachusettes is willing to give you the gold star until 90 days.

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Re: HOW do you know 9 week is definite new
      #111884 - 09/24/04 12:11 AM

http://www.pathcare.co.za/labupdate_secondary.asp?id=16

This is from one of the top pathology labs in South Africa. The CDC is conservative however and recommends testing at 3 months to catch outlining cases but the vast majority of people test positive within 6 weeks.

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Re: HOW do you know 9 week is definite new
      #111887 - 09/24/04 05:39 AM

This is a perfect example of how you can't believe everything you read. There are plenty of organizations, doctors and many other countries and states in addition to Mass. that believe a test after 6 weeks is conclusive. If you have any questions you could contact your local health department. Testing at 3 months per the CDC hotline is 97% accuarate.

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Re: HOW do you know 9 week is definite new
      #111914 - 09/25/04 03:11 AM

so does that mean if you have ars say between weeks 2-5 and you test on the 6th week it should show up on the test?

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Re: HOW do you know 9 week is definite new
      #111927 - 09/25/04 10:28 PM

Google this guys name he is a Doctor who studied the window period his name is Niel Constantine

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Re: HOW do you know 9 week is definite new
      #111956 - 09/27/04 09:35 AM

so are you saying the 6 weeks is to believed or not?

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