The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Latency Period

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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 »
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 »
Treatment Action Group

Studies Highlight Shortcomings of Latency-Reversing Agents

The persistence of a latent form of HIV integrated into the genome of long-lived cells, particularly memory CD4 T cells, is considered the most significant barrier to curing the infection. A key element of cure research is the pursuit of strategies... 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 »
Connect With Others

Probability of this being ARS or clinical latency?

Posted by shift_excitement, 2 Replies
Hi guys,

I had a high risk incident about 10.5 weeks ago, unprotected anal (receiving) when I was drunk. I remember him pulling out but obviously that doesn't mean much. What I'm hoping is to describe the symptoms I've had since and get opinions on... Read more »

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
What about people who have another sexual contact or other sexual contacts during the window or latency period?...

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

Read more »

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 »