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Aching During 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
...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? Mar 1, 2010Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question... Read more »

Previous cancer effect on window period

Hi Dr. Frascino,First of all, I'd like to say great job on keeping up with all these responses and... Read more »

Crohn's Disease extend window? Need a Wooo Hooo

Dr. Bob,Sorry for the 4th email, I don't mean to be a bother, but I am a wreck. Please, need your... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viramune

...The package insert says Viramune should not be started in these groups unless the benefit outweighs the risk. The highest risk period is within the first six weeks of treatment, but patients should be monitored closely for the first 18 weeks. ... 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 »
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 »
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Skeptical about window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...About the window period...I am skeptical of the current party line, that the window period for becoming antibody-positive is six months max. I had Read more »

Weak Tests & Window Period Myths

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thing: I would feel a lot more reassured with these tests if there was any sort of documentation regarding this supposed window period. There is almost none, just some outdated studies with small sample sizes is all I can find. This is crazy. Why... Read more »

Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...immune system wasn't the best because I have allergies. Right now i'm felling pains between my legs, armpits and behind my ears. Periodically around my neck. Should I trust in that 13week test with my bad immune system. I,m scared to go back to... Read more »

worried : aches, rash, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...viral load test at about 2 months and it was negative. Those tests made me feel a little relieved. However, from the 1 month period until now I had and still have body aches. A couple months ago, I was working as a waiter in a restaurant and... Read more »