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Hiv Serological Window

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
Ask the Experts

Results of PCR and HIV serology

Dr. Gallant Last week I took both a "Home Access-HIV Test" and PCR viral load test, 4 months after possibly beingexposed to the HIV virus, to see if I am HIV infected. The home test came up Negative. My Doctor told me that I had nodetectable viral...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...The test used to diagnose HIV infection during the seronegative "window period" is usually not the quantitative HIV RNA PCR (viral load test), but the qualitative Read more »

Safe blood transfusion v. Window period

Hi Doc!I have heard that places that accept blood (for storage and transfusion) can know if the blood is infected even if the person donating is at his/her window period. Then why don't they use this technology to straight-away determine if a person...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...detection, because the production of detectable antibodies, which is an immune response, requires time. With the use of NAT, the HIV window period has been reduced to approximately 16 days.NAT is FDA-approved only for use in screening donated... Read more »

Healthcare exposure - need specialist advice

Dear Dr Bob,I am an intern who got stuck while trying to place a central line in a severly ill pt during a code (which the pt did not survive). The pt was cachectic, had very poor prior healthcare, and on this hospitalization was diagnosed with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Desperate Intern,Is sero-reversion "common" in end-stage AIDS? No, it is not common, but it can happen.Do I think the patient you described had AIDS? No, I do not believe he did. However, Read more »

Window period for symptomology

I have heard from a friend of mine who works for an AIDS organization that the symptoms of HIV/AIDS are now detectable in one month as opposed to the six-month period which I always thought was the window period. In other words, it is now possible...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...Have you considered safe sex? The goal should not be to diagnose HIVinfection the minute it occurs, but to avoid getting it in the first place. Anyone who feels they need to be tested every two Read more »
Articles
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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Window Period and Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does Anyone know if there is a relationship between the Window Period and Symptoms.. If one is having symptoms, does this mean that antibodies are being developed? How long after symptoms Read more »

Window Period Post From HIV InSite

Posted by notanonymous
...this was a response to a question about the conflicting answers one might get about the window. answered by the hiv prevention editor at HIV InSite. good site bytheway. There are several problems I've had in answering this Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous
...agents and acute hepatitis C infection may prolong the time from transmission to seroconversion. Source: http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/ch2_1.html#serology There is ONE report from the CDC about a man in UTAH that recieved... Read more »

Window Period Data

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...people test negative on Elisa just after 6/7 weeks, that tests postive after 13 weeks. Does anybody is aware of such case? This window period, and so many confused statement by the experts - I have not seen the case as mentioned above - but... Read more »