Elisa 4th Generation Window Period

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About an answer given on Nov 19th

Doctor, about an answer posted on November 19th (4th generation ELISA and WB). You told me ELISA does not pick up HIV antibodies before WB. But, at the 3 month mark I got a strongly reactive 4th generation ELISA (WB yet to be done). So, I guess...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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Please Doctor, help me I'm crazy.

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Window Period

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) WindowPeriod Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "windowperiod" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "windowperiod," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...same age group. The threat of death from HIV/AIDS remains high in older African American women as well: AIDS is the 3rd and 4th leading causes of death in black women ages 35-44 and 45-54 years old, respectively. 4 Clearly, the rising rates... Read more »