Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Window Period Outline

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... Read more »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Supreme Court Outlines When It's Legal for HIVers Not to Disclose Before Sex

On October 5 -- in what HIV/AIDS activists call "a partial victory" -- the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that people with low levels of HIV who use condoms during sex do not have a duty to disclose their condition to sexual partners. The court -- in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Outlines Possible Courses of African HIV/AIDS Epidemic Over Next 20 Years

HIV will continue to spread unchecked in Africa if the pandemic is viewed as separate from its social, economic and political "roots," according to a brief issued on Tuesday in Ethiopia by UNAIDS , the Panafrican News Agency reports. The briefing... Read more »
World Health Organization

UN Secretary-General Outlines New Recommendations to Reach 2015 Goals for HIV/AIDS Response

Geneva, Nairobi -- Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, investments in the AIDS response are yielding results, according to a new report released today by United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Titled Uniting for universal access: towards... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID Leaders Outline Research Agenda for Universal, Voluntary HIV Testing and Treatment

Could a global program of universal, voluntary, annual HIV testing and immediate treatment for those who test positive effectively extinguish the HIV pandemic? Is such a program feasible? In the June 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... Read more »
Connect With Others

Window period fake?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Serious doubt about this so called window period. More concerned about those who says that 3 months is conclusive when studies clearly show that its not. See the attachments. My doctor told me that it can take years for it to show it. Not because of... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... 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 Period, PERIOD!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
There seems to be one VERY important factor that is left out of the equation when the issue of the window period is discussed. Everybody is talking about how many people have been studied to come up with this window period; and then there are the... Read more »