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HIV Window Period

I have recently did a HIV test using OraQuick at my GP clinic end Jan'09 and was tested negative. But my doc told me that HIV could have a window period of up to 10yrs and even if I am tested negative for now, I may be tested positive in future,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your doctor told you the HIV window period was 10 years long. Does this mean your negative HIV test was not conclusive and that you need to worry about being infected for Read more »

Does Truvada influence the window period of HIV infection?

Hello, On 6/15, I had a high risk exposure with a HIV positive female. I also take Truvada daily... Read more »

Dr. Bob: plz help

Hi, I am so worried and confused. A doctor told me that a person has to get tested for 5 years... Read more »
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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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The Stages of HIV Disease

...two, when the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when antibodies (proteins made by the immune... Read more »
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Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...So why do we have so many different window periods across different organizations around the world? Even within the US different states have different Window Periods. Which information Read more »

risk factor and window period questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...penetration at all. Also, I tested negative 7 weeks after this incident. Please give me your opinion on if I will be ok. The doctor at medhelp.org says that virtually everyone will test positive by 6 weeks. He said the percentage was 98-99% and... Read more »

Time will tell if the windows period is questioned

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
...myself, and i do have my compassion towards you. The reason i am posting this is because i saw you people debating on the windows period subject. As you all know, my exposure was protected sex and unprotected oral in June/July 2005. My last... Read more »

3 months windows period is a myth!!

Posted by bura, 5 Replies
...took BCG. It is fresh and it is red in color. Tomorrow going to the hospital to confirm. Guys wish me all the best. The windows period is indeed 6 months. Take care. Read more »