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Does Hiv 3 Months Window Mean 12 Week Or 13 Week

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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 »

(revised email)PEP treatment for only a week and the window period

Hi there.I need some medical expert's help.Hope you understand some defective sentences... Read more »

HIV test before 12 weeks window period

Dr Wohl,Good day. I had a relationship with a colleague that I discovered to be HIV positive. I had... Read more »

Once-Weekly and Once-Monthly HIV Meds in the Pipeline: Studies From ICAAC 2012

Two new HIV drugs in development that show promise for less frequent dosing were previewed at ICAAC 2012 in San Francisco. One of the drugs, a fusion inhibitor named albuvirtide, could make once-a-week HIV medication a reality. Results from two... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Addressing Breastfeeding for Mothers With HIV

Huffington Post : What World Breastfeeding Week Means for HIV Positive Mothers Anna Coutsoudis, public health specialist "The last 20 years or so have been very difficult years for HIV-infected mothers and health-care workers because of the huge... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Senate Could Take Up PEPFAR Reauthorization Legislation by End of Week

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday filed a cloture motion that sets up a vote on a bill (S 2731 ) to reauthorize the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief on Friday, CQ Today reports. Reid said he would try to move the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dec. 1, 2009 -- Weekly 2009 H1N1 Flu Media Brief

Audio recording (MPEG) Slides (PDF) NOTE: This is a rough, unedited transcript and transcription errors may appear . Operator: Welcome and I'd like to thank you all for holding and inform you your lines are in a listen... Read more »
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Window period 6 weeks or 3 months or 6 months or more

Posted by Timmy, 3 Replies
Negative antibody cmia test at 94,95 and 108 days. Undetectable hiv RNA test at 108 days. Exposure end march and still having sore throat, candidiasis on the penis, muscle pain , exhaustion and pain in the eye ball after all the symptoms from 2nd... Read more »

6 Week Window - Mass. Dept of Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
To All WWs -

I have copied and pasted a page from the Massachusetts Department of Health website. I also spoke to one of their counselors on the phone. They are firm in their conviction that the 6 week window period is as accurate as the 3-6 month... Read more »

SRCHFRANS34.....8 weeks vs. 3 months vs 6 months

Posted by stupidgirl, 2 Replies
In the U.K they ask that you get your final test at the 3 month mark As for the USA, most people that are positive have multiple partners and don't know when the exposure was exactly they asks for six months. The CDC says to get tested at 6 months... Read more »

Is the HIV window really 13 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I recently tested negative at 18 and a half weeks. Can I be pretty confident that I don't have HIV or should I also test at 6 months? Read more »