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Hiv Testing 6-8 Week Window

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HIV test before 12 weeks window period

Dr Wohl,Good day. I had a relationship with a colleague that I discovered to be HIV positive. I had intercourse without protection on few occasions: the first time was on marsh 29, 2013 and on may 21 was our last sexual encounter. I had my pep...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If PEP fails, by definition, the virus will start to replicate and be detected by the combo test (p24 antigen) and viral load (HIV RNA PCR). If you were really infected and this was the cause of your symptoms, then certainly virus would be... 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 »

Window Period/Value of Viral Load test and ELISA at 8 weeks

Had an unsafe oral experience toward the end of February, came down with Shingles March 1 and sore... Read more »
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

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services

Talk HIV, Test HIV, Treat HIV: The First National HIV Testing Week USA

Talk HIV. Test HIV. Treat HIV. It starts with a conversation and knowing your HIV serostatus. From June 21 - June 27, 2014 across the United States AIDS service organization, outpatient departments, health centers, community clinics, hospitals,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week Promotes Free HIV Testing June 19-27, 2010

New York, NY -- The first Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week will kick off on June 19th, calling on Americans, especially young people, to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the week leading up to... Read more »
Body Positive

The AIDS Theatre Project

The room is dim and depressingly institutional. The last vestiges of sunlight fight their way through grimy windows to compete with fluorescent lights that cast harsh shadows on all the occupants of the room except one. Kevin Frazier seems to glow... Read more »
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Is the HIV window really 13 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I recently tested negative at 18 and a half weeks. Can I be pretty confident that I don't have HIV or should I also test at 6 months? Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... Read more »

window at 9 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i took an hiv test and tested negative at 9 weeks after having nonprotected sex - heterosexual, low risk but no condom used. i saw in another post and on this message board that said that "most" or "average" people will show antibodies at... Read more »

Looks like window period may be reduced to 6 weeks

Posted by Anonymous

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Testing for HIV antibodies
Tests for HIV detect the presence of antibodies to HIV, not the virus itself. Although these tests are very sensitive, there is a "window period. " This is the period between the onset of infection... Read more »