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3 Months Vs 6 Month Window

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3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3? Mar 1, 2010Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question regarding an eposure... Read more »

When is a test result definitive? (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr BSome of your boards you say that a three month test is all you need, but I was reading about... Read more »

6 months 'window period' if HIV exposure confirmed??

Dear doctor BobFirstly thank you for doing a fantastic job for so many people in difficult... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...PRO2000 (0.5%) were released at the 2009 Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Montreal, Canada a few months ago. PRO2000 (0.5%) is a highly negatively-charged molecule (a polyanionic polymer) that is designed to... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children more than 3 months old. Although the practice has not received FDA approval, lamivudine may be used to prevent health care workers... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB... Read more »
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3 months vs. 6 months window. Let's settle this!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Okay, if you had a QUESTIONABLE exposure it is 3 months. If you had sex with someone KNOWN or VERY LIKELY to have HIV, then your window period is 6 months. YOU CAN CLARIFY THIS WITH CDC AND VERY KNOWLEGABLE DOCTORS. So for most people, it is 3... Read more »

window is 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the window for hiv is 6 months with someone who is know to be hiv positive so it says on the CDC website if you have sex with a person who is HIV+ the window Read more »

Window Period - 3 months vs 6 months

Posted by Anonymous
...testing and the ability to better monitor early infection through PCR testing have contributed greatly to our understanding of the window period and have provided increased confidence that virtually all cases of HIV infection can be detected by... Read more »

window period 3 or 6 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...weeks. Both tests (ELISA 2 gen) were negative. But I still a little afraid. The reason? Iv read in many internet sites that 3 months is enough to get a coclusive result, but others says 6 months, there are who even says 12 months. This seems to... Read more »