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6 Week Or 3 Month 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
...and I have question regarding an eposure at a strip club in SF. I received an uprotected blowjob and did rapid test bout 14 weeks after the exposure which was negative. Can I take this as conclusive and do a woohooo? I see in some of your answers... Read more »

what is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?

Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question regarding an eposure at a strip club... Read more »

Coninfection Window Period?

Hello,I'm hoping you can provide some insight to me as I am extremely worried that I have been... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...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 should wait... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Syphilis Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The first symptoms of syphilis usually occur about three weeks after exposure. The first symptom is a hard, painless, red sore at the site of sexual contact. This sore... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...abacavir sulfate, which has caused serious allergic reactions resulting in death. This reaction usually occurs during the first 6 weeks of taking the drug but can occur at any time. Individuals taking this medicine should stop taking it and tell... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...everybody, I am the one who posted NY 1 month windosw . Check the following link for Massachussetts Health Department window period. They are saying only 6 weeks. 6 weeks is conclusive. All your valuable comments are welcome. thank you.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Everyone SHOULD read CRNEG post. The window period actually is over a year. Not six months, just a year. And all the people who says just three months? No in Europe? Read more »

window period 3 or 6 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello everybody. I had an unprotected sex encounter (with a sex worker) in early january. I tested at 7 and at 14 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 Read more »

Window period - Clarify once and for all

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I just want to clarify to those who keep asking why there is a descrepancy about 6 week, 3 month, or 6 month window period? The reason is that when HIV testing first came out, the test require 3-6 months to detect Read more »