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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
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll 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?... 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 »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to... Read more »
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Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
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Vertex Study Will Evaluate 12-Week Treatment Period for Some Hepatitis C Patients

Cambridge, Mass.-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. is launching a study to determine whether some patients taking its hepatitis C drug Incivek (telaprevir) can benefit from a shorter course of treatment. Approved five months ago by federal... Read more »
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Window period 6 weeks or 3 months or 6 months or more

Posted by Timmy, 2 Replies
Negative antibody cmia test at 94,95 and 108 days. Undetectable hiv RNA test at 108 days. Exposure end march and still having sore throat, candidiasis on the penis, muscle pain , exhaustion and pain in the eye ball after all the symptoms from 2nd... Read more »

Which test will be more reliable ? Is the window period 3 months ( 84 days) or 6 months ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
Which test is the most reliable test ? And what is the window period - 3 months or 6 months ? Does symptoms - fatigue,rash diarrhea goes on for a long time ? Read more »

Window Period - 3 months vs 6 months

Posted by Anonymous
Quoto from New York Dept of Health: The Centers for Disease Control currently states that people with possible exposure to HIV, who test negative, should be re-tested six months after the possible exposure to ensure that sufficient time has elapsed... Read more »

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 »