Window Period With HIV Elisa

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Hello Again sir from pakistan

Hello sir its me mohammad from pakistan ur biggest Fan you also helped my sister who is suffering from breast cancer sir i have a question again from you as i heard a very medically educated man saying that 'UPWARD TREND IN ELISA IS VERY DANGEROUS'...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation your situation or to folks taking routine HIVELISA tests outside the windowperiod. Cutoff values refer only to how the ELISA assays are performed. They are based on an internal control that allows us to distinguish "positive" from... Read more »

Window period and autoimmune disease

I'm suffering from Sjogren's syndrome but I'm not on any medications. Could such an autoimmune disease delay the formation of antibodies to be picked up by an ELISA HIV-test? Thus making the window period longer?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and destroy exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva. Having this condition would not alter the duration of the windowperiod or affect the ability of the body to make anti-HIV antibodies. Therefore it would not affect ELISA test results.Dr.... Read more »

HIV Window Period - UK guidelines

HiI know a great deal has been written on this forum (and elsewhere on the web) about the 'window period' and whether it's 3 or 6 months. But I've just read the latest national UK HIV guidelines (the documents are downloadable at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the U.S. Government. Look at who we currently have at the helm. Do I need to say more? No, I thought not.BRAVO to the UK HIV guidelines folks for their clear and concise statement. I wholeheartedly agree!Cheers!Dr. Bob Read more »

Window Period/Value of Viral Load test and ELISA at 8 weeks

Had an unsafe oral experience toward the end of February, came down with Shingles March 1 and sore throat. At about 8 weeks, had the ELISA Hiv1 and 2 done, Negative, P24, Negative, and the doctor did a viral load, came back normal, less then
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...My advice is to get tested at 6 months following your last possible exposure and if it is negative forget about HIV and allow your clinician to consider more reasonable diagnoses. DW 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 "windowperiod" 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

What Is HIV? because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "windowperiod," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Ways to Prevent and Treat AIDS

...surface of the virus -- thatare detectable about one week earlier than HIV antibodies. The new test reduces the so-called "window" period, typically up tothree months long, during which standard blood tests show no HIV antibodies, even though the... Read more »
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Window period-subtypes

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...Would the windowperiod be longer for someone with a non-b subtype. Ive read that current Elisas have trouble picking up some early windowperiod infections Read more »
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