Hiv Antibodies Window Period
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyGood Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »
Posted by nomoreworry4meThe 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 »
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Testing for HIV antibodies
Tests for HIV detect the presence of antibodies to HIV, not the virus itself. Although these tests are very sensitive, there is a "window period. " This is the period between the onset of infection... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesThere seems to be one VERY important factor that is left out of the equation when the issue of the window period is discussed. Everybody is talking about how many people have been studied to come up with this window period; and then there are the... Read more »
Posted by n1368585, 2 RepliesHi
I had a possible exposure (unprotected sex with csw) in Thailand in nov 2011.
I tested negative with 3rd gen ELISA at 4,8,10, 13 and 16 weeks.
Also did a ELICA at 8.5 months which was negative.
However, here is the worrying part. I have been... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,This is one "mystery" that I certainly can solve for you! Your confusion stems from an incomplete understanding of the different types of HIV-related tests. Everything I've stated previously about HIV-antibody tests remains... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your question.At this point in time, we simply do not know if going on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after an occupational exposure to HIV, will affect the HIV antibody window period or not. There have been some cases where a... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi.Concerns about PEP extending the HIV seroconversion window are blown way out of proportion. There is no sound scientific evidence that I am aware of that proves (or even suggests) that PEP actually increases the HIV seroconversion window! The... Read more »
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Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window PhaseThe researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
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