Hiv Antibody Test 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 »
Posted by Ram83What is the window period of 3rd Generation HIV Antibody test by CMIA method? Many places its saying 3 months, but some of the doctors mentioning HIV antibody test must be conclusive after 6 months.
Which one is true. Which people seroconverted so... Read more »
Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 RepliesHi I was at risk and I had two exposers within same months from raped but all my testing negative my gf she is neg and I was corcern about will she miss up my testing period . I been tested from two weeks two 19 months negative
I have did few hiv... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI am getting ready to take my first HIV test next week. It will be 8 weeks since my exposure. I have heard that the window period is 3 months, but I can't wait any longer...the anxiety and stress is getting me and I can't hold out any longer. My... 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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