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Antibody And NAAT After Window

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HIV Antibody and RNA testing windows

I was contacted by a county health department worker and told I was "named" as a partner of someone who has tested positive and it has scared the hell out of me. They don't give you any information other than you were named so I have no idea of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,If indeed your only potential HIV risk was December 2008 and you have had three negative HIV-antibody tests plus one undetectable quantitative HIV plasma viral load test out to July, 2009, yes indeed you can stop worrying, as these Read more »

again about the window period (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS VIRAL LOAD TEST)

doci read all ur logs about window period which says that the HIV test is certain when its done... Read more »

Does PEP affect the antibody window period?

Hi!If you had an occupational exposure to HIV and took PEP would this affect your confidence in a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...negative in primary HIV infections, as it can take on average three to four weeks before HIV antibodies become detectable (the window phase), as shown again in this case," the authors wrote. "It is therefore generally advisable to repeat... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Tests? 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

...infected 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... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...tested. That 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... Read more »
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HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sooth our worries. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) says: The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months after... Read more »

Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...Can PCR be used to amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to Read more »

RNA/PCR/NAAT Test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...antibodies to HIV 1 - 3 months blood, oral, rapid 1 week, 20 minutes for rapid Looks for.................... Window period........... Options for testing...... Wait time for results.... RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test There are several ways Read more »