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3 Month Period After Hiv Test

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HIV Exposure to Wife

Hi, I have recently been awaiting my 3 month period for HIV testing and it sure has felt to take for ever. Anyways, I could not find a question like this one in the archives so I thought I would ask and pray for an answer. I have been quite careful...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The HIV-transmission risk from the episode you describe is completely nonexistent.Good luck on your upcoming HIV test. Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( In return I'm sending... Read more »

Is testing when you have a fever reliable

Dear Mr FrascinoMy 3 month period for testing for HIV is coming up at the end of the week (12 weeks... Read more »

Weakpositive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot

Hi DR.Last time that I was sexually active was in August, 2008. In October I had full STI/HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expanded HIV Testing and Trends in Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- District of Columbia, 2004-2008

...decreased to 1.4% and 1.7% in 2007 and 2008, respectively. During 2005-2007, the overall proportion of persons self-reporting tests for HIV within the past 12 months increased, from 14.9% in 2005 to 18.7% in 2007 (p Table 2 ). Reported by: T... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get... Read more »
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Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is the window period 3 months for oral HIV tests, or just for blood tests? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Bureau 1 A Guide to HIV Counseling and Testing Take control of your health. Know your status. Get tested. What is the HIV test? The HIV test can be either a blood test or an oral test (which tests the cells from the lining of your... Read more »


Posted by nomoreworry4me
...period........... Options for testing...... Wait time for results.... RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test There are several ways to test for HIV. The most standard HIV tests don?t look for the actual virus but rather antibodies to the virus. RNA... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...What Is A "Window Period"? Within a few days of becoming infected with HIV, our bodies begin to produce antibodies that are specific to the virus. Read more »