Hiv Testing 6-8 Week Window

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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. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and I have question regarding an eposure at a strip club in SF. I received an uprotected blowjob and did rapid test bout 14 weeks after the exposure which was negative. Can I take this as conclusive and do a woohooo? I see in some of your answers... Read more »

Do Tests Always Trump the Symptoms?

I am a male in my late 30's and had protected vaginal sex with a Jamaican prostitute 1 year ago. I... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob,Some other MD's like Dr. HHH al says that a negative antibody test taken... Read more »
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The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing Read more »
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HIV Testing

...arrange for HIVtesting at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests... Read more »
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HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... When you start treatment, have a viral load test When starting and two to eight weeks after treatment was started Repeat test every one to two months until viral load becomesundetectable ... Read more »
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Window period in eastern europe

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...period in Eastern European countries like Romania and all. Also, does the window period vary by region depending upon the type of HIV prevalant over there. Please answer.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...1 month windosw . Check the following link for Massachussetts Health Department window period. They are saying only 6weeks. 6weeks is conclusive. All your valuable comments are welcome. thank you. ... Read more »

testing window

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...why is it that you see people say 13 weeks is conclusive, but when someone has a known exposure it changes to 6 month's. which is it. 3 or 6 month's. Read more »

7 wks sure? any advise?

Posted by regretidiotz, 3 Replies
...has beaten down the virus? just need some auusarnce.....will still do back for 12 wks test. then a full std test, and maybe a 6mths symptoms are too real.......but thank God for being with me...... Read more »
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