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Hiv Window Period Standard Deviations

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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.

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Recalls 500,000 HIV Tests Kits: Ministry

South Africa is recalling 500,000 SD Bioline HIV test kits, the health ministry said today. Health spokesperson Joe Maila said authorities are investigating how the tests were ordered earlier this year, despite a World Health Organization warning in... Read more »
HIV i-Base

UK Standards for HIV Care Online for Comment

Note: deadline extended until 12 October. In order to help with the planning of HIV services and to ensure that HIV positive people receive access to the appropriate levels of treatment and service, the British HIV association (BHIVA) have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Adult Film Studios Fail to Maintain Safety Standards Aimed at Preventing HIV Transmission, Health Officials Say

Some adult film studios in California have failed to maintain safety standards, including requiring condom use, aimed at preventing the spread of HIV among models and performers, Los Angeles health officials said recently, the Los Angeles Daily... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Reader's Forum

Disgusted in SD --> Disgusted in SD I recently saw a cover of your magazine [January/February ] at the clinic I work at, and am thoroughly disgusted by it! On the cover are two "cowboys" with their arms around each other and the words... Read more »
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organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
Home / News / Nation
4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

window period

Posted by Dutchguy
Hi there, here DutchGuy again. Nice to hear that CDC confirms 12 weeks as the standard window period, never thought they would. But listen, I talked to a medical biologist specialized on HIV-testing in the Netherlands and she said that nearly all... Read more »

Facts. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How Do I Know If I Have HIV?

The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get an HIV test.

If you are at risk of HIV, you should have an HIV test every six months. You should also reduce your risk (see the section on Prevention).

Soon after... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the window period 3 months for oral HIV tests, or just for blood tests? Read more »