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

Dear doctor BobFirstly thank you for doing a fantastic job for so many people in difficult situations, (incl my own BF) - truely remarkable and the humour and wit amazing... :-)My wonderful BF was diagnozed positive middle of April, and we have had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Casper,Yes, if your three-month HIV-antibody test is negative, the current testing guidelines recommend a repeat HIV-antibody test at the six-month mark for folks who had a significant confirmed HIV exposure (such as your "very, very... Read more »

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.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Actual window period 3 months or 6 months

Posted by Ram83, 1 Reply
Which one is right window period for antibody test 3 months or 6 months?
Most of the web sites saying window period for antibody test is 3 months, but it is recommendable to repeat test after 6 months.

Very confusing. Read more »