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Hiv Infection Period

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Effect of Acute Hep C infection on HIV testing period

Hello,If coinfection of HIV/HEP C can lengthen the testing window period, then wouldnt it be wise to suggest that people get tested for both viruses 3 months after a possible exposure? In instances of exposure where one does not know the HIV status...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFor HIV the standards for testing currently are to receive the initial test and then after 3 months have another. 97% of the population will test negative or positive at this point, you can go out to 6 months which is then 100%. For Hepatitis C... Read more »

HCV/HIV co-infection and window period

DoctorCan you please clarify a contradiction in what I have read on various reputable sites... Read more »

period between HIV infection & Symptoms

I would like to know how long it takes for a person infected with HIV takes to really get down with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Establishment, Retention and Loss to Follow-Up in Outpatient HIV Care

Though HIV-infected patients optimally benefit from indefinite, periodic outpatient care, the initial establishment of HIV care and subsequent care retention are problematic. The study authors examined establishment, retention, and loss to follow-up... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection

Acute HIV infections are linked to a disproportionate share of forward transmission in certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Menstrual Disorders in HIV-Infected Women

Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Causes of Abnormal Menses in HIV-Infected Women III. Assessing Menstrual Irregularity in HIV-Infected Women IV. Managing Menstrual Irregularities in HIV-Infected Women References I.... Read more »

HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

In this study summary, Shahin Lockman, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., summarizes her study on the effect of breast-feeding versus formula feeding on maternal HIV disease progression, mortality and micronutrient levels in a... Read more »
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missed menstraul period

Posted by Anonymous
Is this a symptom of recent hiv infection? I missed mine 3 months after a possible exposure and read that this a symptom of hiv infection, is this true? I tested for pregnancy and it was negative. Jackie, somebody please answer. My exposure was... Read more »

Anti boitics- affect on the Window period-Hiv!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if the use of an anti biotic medicine will affect the window period after a possible exposure to Hiv! would it prolong the period for seroconversion to take place or or speed up the process of your body to generate anti bodies... Read more »

What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...progression to AIDS? Read more »

Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
Hi 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 »