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Hiv Antibodies Window Period

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again about the window period (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS VIRAL LOAD TEST)

doci read all ur logs about window period which says that the HIV test is certain when its done after 6 months of the exposure, but i was just going through this log I met and fell for a MD (family doctor) and he with me. I am HIV- and told him the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the virus. If you are HIV-antibody positive, you have acquired the infection. If you test HIV-antibody negative outside of the window period (first three months after exposure), then you have not acquired the infection. These types of tests are... Read more »

WHAT IS FACSTS

Dear sir ,I am an indian . i do not know what is truth and what is myth . I Asked you about my... Read more »

hpv and hiv window period

I have hpv and I was wondering would that prolong my hiv window period of 3 months I already took a... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...multi-resistant N. gonorrhoeae strain with reduced susceptibility to third-generation parenteral cephalosporins." "A rapid HIV antibody test was negative at the initial visit," the authors wrote. "We could only establish the diagnosis 14 days... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...again using a different test? Are the rapid versions of the EIA or ELISA tests completely accurate? When they say the HIV antibody test is looking for the antibodies, does this mean the body makes antibodies only for HIV? AIDS... Read more »
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HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good 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 »

Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to dectect.EH Read more »

the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...the vaccines extend the period of window? it wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated Read more »