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HIV Testing and Window period

How long is the window period before testing positive for HIV? Does the HIV tests performed when applying for certain life policies also pick up the HIV virus? Can one still carry the HIV virus after 7 years from date of possible infection even...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...The window period [ time from initial infection to the time antibody appears] usually is only 2-4 weeks; life insurance policies frequently require Read more »

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Cher Dr,Un grand merci pour votre rponse. Je pense effectivement refaire un test... a fait 6 mois... Read more »

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Dear Dr Frascino,First of all, pardon me for my bad english but I'm french and did not practice... Read more »
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Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
...I was corcern about will she miss up my testing period . I been tested from two weeks two 19 months negative I have did few hiv rna etst at 4 weeks and 8 weeks and 12 weeks and 6 months and 9 months was hiv dna by pcr was not detected . 10... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Good Day, Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection. Oh, and let us not bastardize this Read more »

HIV RNA TESTING CUTS THE WINDOW PERIOD WITH ELISA

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...http://www.metrokc.gov/health/apu/rna-testing/RNA-facts.pdf Read more »

Swollen lymph node after unprotected sex

Posted by mojo999, 1 Reply
...a day after we had unprotected sex (6 days ago) she developed a swollen upper eyelid. Please advice if this is a symptom of HIV. I am desperate and will be having a test done next week. We have both had unprotected sex together approximately 2.5... Read more »