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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
...and I have question regarding an eposure at a strip club in SF. I received an uprotected blowjob and did rapid test bout 14 weeks after the exposure which was negative. Can I take this as conclusive and do a woohooo? I see in some of your answers... Read more »

Why do you tell some people 3 months and others 6?

I was reading through archives, and I notice that you infrom people that 3 month tests are... Read more »

confused,pls enlighten! (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS)

Hi Studly(ok Dr.Studly.) I tested negative at 2,3,4,9 and 13 weeks for unprotected vaginal sex with... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...Engl J Med 1997;336:1072-8 Wira CR, Fahey JV. A new strategy to understand how HIV infects women: identification of a window of vulnerability during the menstrual cycle. Aids 2008;22:1909-17 Padian NS, van der Straten A, Ramjee... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests... 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 »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the... Read more »
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7 wks result....how sure? any advise?

Posted by regretidiotz, 3 Replies
...antibody test. i had many symptoms 2 wks ( last about 3 wks) after exposure. about 2 wks back, all the symptoms are gone. if its hiv, can i say my antibodies shd be up by now and has beaten down the virus? just need some auusarnce.....will still... Read more »

Training Guide for the CDC Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...window period. It is clearly written in there training manual that all people infected will have a positive test within 4-6 weeks. Only in RARE ocassions, does it take up to 3 months. I guess this clarifies the window period debate. I link is... Read more »

Testing at 3 weeks.....

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...much could I count on a 3 week rapid test (from a low exposure incident actually)..... I would still get a test at probably 3 months, but if my 3 WEEK one was to come back negative, is that something I could take comfort in....or would it not... Read more »

In SWEDEN they mean....

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi again, I dont understand why so many asks about if they must test att 12 or 13 weeks? One person have placed New York states guidelines on this site and the guidelines are the exact guidelines SWEDEN use. If Read more »