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Broken Condom Negative Elisa At 3 Months

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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
...negative... Can I celebrate? or do I have to wait one more month. My exposure was real... Topped an hiv positive tranny with broken condom. I just want to feel better.I got my sisters to donate to your charity and other HIV charities instead of... Read more »

what is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?

Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question regarding an eposure at a strip club... Read more »

more of a comment than a question (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS, 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,It's Rob here again (president of the ex-worried well club). So I've started... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...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 for two months... Read more »
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Condoms

What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...transmission through wet clothing. Having sex in a monogamous (faithful) relationship is safe if: Both of you are uninfected (HIV-negative); You both have sex only with your partner; and Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use... Read more »
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negative at 13.5 weeks is this conclusive?

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...window period is 3 months i know they recommend testing at 6 months for high risk exposures mine i would consider a high risk(broken condom) even if the girl is negative at 11 weeks because she didn't take anymore tests she was satisfied with her... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october... Read more »

elisa 4 generation ( 72 days)

Posted by murano, 2 Replies
...Hi all, my test elisa 4 generation ( result negative) at 72 days is conclusive? should i retest at 3 months? and 6 month? when can i stop? my situation risk was penetration vaginal with sex worker and condom broken thanks Read more »

3 months... The big one! Need your support/prayers

Posted by anxietyboy, 2 Replies
...FormerelyINFECTED's ordeal. BTW I still am very happy he's OK. For those who are new my story is I had a potential exposure in Nov. Broken Condom/Receptive Anal Sex (I am a male) possible semen. Tested @ 25 days 3rd Gen Elisa. Result... Read more »