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HIV Antibody Testing 3 Months Vs 6 Months

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What do HCV antibody test results mean with HIV negative @ 9 months

Had an antibody HCV test done at 7 months, it came back with a <0.1 0.0 - 0.8 s/c. After this I had one night upper abdominal pain, does this mean I have to go back and do another test such as the HCV RNA PCR. I'm at 11 months of exposure....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Don't worry any further. Testing is complete.Great results!... Read more »

Accuracy of 4-Month HIV-Antibody Test

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"New" test or "Old" test/ (3 months or 6 months)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found the following online-

QUESTION- It is just overwhelming when you have to wait 6 months [for conclusive HIV results]. Different Internet sites say different things about the window period. thebody.com states 3 months is a conclusive point,... Read more »

3 months vs. 6 months testing...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had sex with KNOWN HIV+, is this mean that your window period is now automatically 6 months? Why less if you don't know the status? Doesn't this sound confusing? 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 6 weeks or 3 months or 6 months or more

Posted by Timmy, 3 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 »