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flaguy
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Testing in the window period?
      09/02/01 01:25 PM

I am getting ready to take my first HIV test next week. It will be 8 weeks since my exposure. I have heard that the window period is 3 months, but I can't wait any longer...the anxiety and stress is getting me and I can't hold out any longer. My question is:

How accurate will an 8-wk test be? I know that I will have to test again at 12 weeks, but my mind needs me to test at 8 weeks too. I have been told that my risk is low, and that an 8 week test will "probably" be enough, but a 12-week test will "definitely" be enough. This is an experience that I will NEVER want to go through again and I have learned a valuable lesson.

Please let me know what you all think. I am thankful that I found this board...I wish I would have found it sooner.
I thank you in advance for all of your responses.

Sincerely
flaguy



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* Testing in the window period? flaguy 09/02/01 01:25 PM
. * Re: Testing in the window period? Anonymous   09/04/01 12:06 AM
. * Re: Testing in the window period? exWorryWart   09/03/01 09:52 PM
. * Re: Testing in the window period? nez   09/02/01 01:50 PM
. * Re: Testing in the window period? JO1   09/02/01 02:08 PM
. * Re: Testing in the window period? Anonymous   09/03/01 08:27 PM
. * Re: Testing in the window period? Anonymous   09/03/01 10:49 PM
. * Re: Testing in the window period? Anonymous   09/03/01 11:29 PM
. * Re: Testing in the window period? Anonymous   09/05/01 12:09 AM
. * Re: Testing in the window period? Anonymous   09/04/01 12:04 AM

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