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Do Young People Have A Shorter Window Period For Hiv

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Shorter Windows In Other Countries

Posted by notanonymous, 3 Replies
i could be very mistaken about this, but it seems like i read somewhere that the reason some countried like, France, Sweden, and others have a shorter window period because they frequently use the newer 4th generation elisa where here in the US we... Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... Read more »

Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It seems to me that people in this forum are still not in agreement with the window period. Can someone from CDC say something?? Why the European Authority said or indicate 3 months is conclusive?? What do the doctor mean " it is rare to turn +ve... Read more »

Some advice for those in the window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Rather than respond to every single post to people scared to death during the waiting period, I'll just post this advice for those going through this very difficult time. I went through this myself and I have some advice which has helped me think... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From, the and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... Read more »
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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
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll 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?... Read more »

is use of homeopathic medicine for sinusitis during window period of hiv has any effect on hiv??? (HOMEOPATHY, 2010)

sir...i am using homeopathic medicine for sinusitis(sinus in nose) disease since nov 2009 and is continuous using that till now....on 30 mar 2010 i had a sex with a prostitute 0f unknown hiv status and on 01 sep 2010 and on 15 sep 2010 i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Homeopathic medicine will do nothing to affect the validity of your HIV test results. (See below.)Homeopathic medicine will also do nothing to treat your sinusitis or any other ailment. In fact, homeopathic medicine does nothing! See below.Dr.... Read more »

Reg HIV and window period

Hi, My Late husband got detected as HIV +ive in September 2006. He got AIDS and expired on february 2007. We have one 4 year old kid. Myself and my kid tested HIV -ive in Elisa during september 2006. I have not had sex with my husband after...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Linda, Thank you for your post. I'm terribly sorry to hear about your late husband, but heartened to hear about yours and your child's health.Let's see if I can answer your questions.1,5) It's really, really unlikely that... Read more »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to an appropriate archived entry that is just fine. Through my searches however, I can't find anything to answer my question. Also, before I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Certainly no apologies needed. The HIV "window period" is a confusing topic and recommendations can change as we learn more about HIV pathogenesis and the body's immune response to HIV infection and as we improve our testing... Read more »

Shorter Duration of TB-Prevention Therapy Including Ethambutol May Be Effective, Study Suggests

Below is the transcript of a press conference held at CROI 2010 on Feb. 18, featuring Soumya Swaminathan, M.D., of the Tuberculosis Research Center in Chennai, India. She discussed the outcome of a trial comparing a six-month course of tuberculosis... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N.-Led Joint Report Examines HIV/AIDS Among Young People Ages 10-24

An estimated 2,500 young people are infected with HIV every day worldwide, and young women and adolescent girls are most at risk of contracting the disease because of biological and social factors, according to a report released on Wednesday by a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevalence in Eastern Zimbabwe Decreases to 20.5%, Reduction in Prevalence Among Young People, Study Says

The HIV prevalence rate in the eastern Zimbabwean province of Manicaland declined from 23% in 1998 to 20.5% in 2003, associated with a "stee[p]" drop in prevalence among young people, according to a study published in the Feb. 3 edition of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana Project Encourages Young People to Donate "Safe Blood," Stay HIV-Free

Botswana has launched a new project that encourages young people to donate "safe blood" and teaches them how to avoid contracting HIV, Reuters AlertNet reports. The project, Pledge 25, targets youths both in and out of school because "most of them... Read more »