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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 »

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 »

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 »

Test!?!window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

I have been sick for nine months now. I had a HIV test done after 6 months of possible exposure to the virus. The test came back neg! But the strange symptoms I am having have not gone away. I was wondering if the test sometimes won't... Read more »
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again about the window period (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS VIRAL LOAD TEST)

doci read all ur logs about window period which says that the HIV test is certain when its done after 6 months of the exposure, but i was just going through this log I met and fell for a MD (family doctor) and he with me. I am HIV- and told him the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is one "mystery" that I certainly can solve for you! Your confusion stems from an incomplete understanding of the different types of HIV-related tests. Everything I've stated previously about HIV-antibody tests remains... Read more »

HIV1 & HIV2; Home tests; Window period

Hi Doctor, I am hoping that you will response to my question because this situation is driving me crazy. I had protected sexwith a prostitute for 30 seconds until it finally dawned on me that I was not doing the right thing. 5 seconds after I...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Your question sounds very familiar. I'm sure I've answered it before, or maybe these questions are all just running together in my brain. Your risk of infection was virtually non-existent and your tests confirm that you are negative.... Read more »

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 »

Conclusive Evidence Regarding PEP and the Window Period for HIV Testing?

I have read conflicting opinions regarding whether PEP extends the "window period" for HIV antibodies to appear. Is there any conclusive research? It seems reasonable that if PEP slows the replication HIV, it would take the immune system...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually slowing HIV replication doesn't have anything to do with the immune system's ability to produce anti-HIV antibodies. This is a completely separate process. If you follow the recommended post-PEP HIV testing guidelines, your... 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 »
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 »
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 »