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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 HIV tests; if one has been tested 7 years after a potential exposure to HIV and tests negative you... Read more »

hiv test+window period

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

HIV Testing - window period

Hi - I had an unprotected oral / vaginal exposure a month back. I had the following tests at 4 week... Read more »
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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 »
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The AIDS Theatre Project

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pakistan's "Window of Opportunity" to Prevent HIV

Pakistan has a "window of opportunity" to prevent the rapid spread of HIV among vulnerable groups, the World Bank said as a bank-sponsored conference on HIV/AIDS in South Asia gets underway in Sri Lanka. UNAIDS estimates show 0.1 percent of the... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH-Funded Study Defines Treatment Window for HIV-Positive Children Infected at Birth

HIV-positive children older than 1 year who were treated after showing moderate HIV-related symptoms did not experience greater cognitive or behavior problems compared to peers treated when signs of their infection were still mild, according to a... Read more »
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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 information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... 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 »

Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
Hi I was at risk and I had two exposers within same months from raped but all my testing negative my gf she is neg and 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... 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 »