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6 Month Extended Window Period

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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
...repost below a 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... 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

...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...all genital warts. Gardasil™ is a recombinant vaccine (contains no live virus) that is given as 3 injections over a 6-month period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasil™ does not... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...Nevirapine is available in 200-milligram (mg) pills. The recommended dose for adults is 200 mg per day for two weeks (the lead-in period), then 400 mg per day (200 mg twice per day). It is important to follow this schedule to reduce the risk... Read more »
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6 MONTH WINDOW PERIOD, NO MORE?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi. From basically ALL the post Ive read recently, it seems that everyone agree that a negative test at 12 weeks (that is, 3 months) will be considered enough and conclusive, right? Everyone seems to agree on that. BUT, what about all the stuff... 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 »

The > 6 Month Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The post by Taz made me worry a little bit. Here is what Joel Gallant at Hopkins has to say about 6 months (and keep in mind that most people think the same about 3 months, on this board, at least, it seems): Q: Dear Dr, Read more »

Window Period - 3 months vs 6 months

Posted by Anonymous
...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 three months.... Read more »