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Hiv Latency Period

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Latency period for the detection of HBV and HCV antibodies

Dear Dr. Dietrich,in the case of HIV it is proposed to check for HIV antibodies 6 months after a possible exposure to be more than 99% sure.What about Hepatitis B and C?How long does it take until antibodies of that viruses can be detected?Does it...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis B antibodies generally appear faster than hepatitis C antibodies usually in 6-8 weeks rather than 12-24 weeks. If you are in a hurry, it is easy to draw HCV RNA and HBV DNA by PCR, they will be positive in about 10 days after infection. DTD... Read more »

AIDS related queries

Is HIV detectable during "clinical latency" period?Is HIV detectable after 6 years from... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Case Western Reserve University Researcher Seeks Trigger for HIV Latency

The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) has announced its first research grants for 2012. The four $250,000 two-year awards are the latest grants among the more than $340 million the group has given since 1985 for HIV/AIDS education,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenyan HIV/AIDS Patients Face Periodic Shortages of Drugs, Hampering Treatment

Kenyan HIV patients have faced periodic shortages of critical drugs over the past six months, hampering their treatment and threatening to create drug-resistant strains of the virus, an advocacy group said Tuesday. Those few patients who can afford... 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 »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

American Academy of HIV Medicine Launches 2006 HIV SpecialistTM Credentialing Exam Period

Washington, D.C. -- The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) has launched its 2006 credentialing exam period. Applications for the 2006 credentialing exam will be accepted June 1 - July 31, 2006; the exam will be available to qualifying... Read more »
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The window or latency myth.

Posted by dsaklad, 3 Replies
The window or latency myth is using any conceivable amount of
time to delay or not get tested. It's always possible to get tested later.
Even if the window was 2 years, there's all those years prior.
David Imagawa MD did the research investigation on... Read more »

Are tests valid after another sexual contact?...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1.
What about people who have another sexual contact or other sexual contacts during the window or latency period?...

2.
Are test results valid once you've had another sexual contact since getting tested?...

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Window Period, PERIOD!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
There 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 »

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

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