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How Long Is The Hiv Hibernation Period

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"how long is the HIV window period"

hi doctor....im sory because my english is not good enoughim test hiv on 12 months 10 days post exposure..and they were all negative ..i have been test for 5 times in many lab with elisa,cmia and vidas ultra duo.im living in indonesiathe doctors in...
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Thanks for your question,Your tests have told us that you're negative. We can believe them very strongly for many reasons.The window period (the time you need to wait to get an accurate test) is generally 3 months. We sometimes recommend... Read more »

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i had sex with a person that i think has aids like2 years ago so i got tested 2 years ago then i... Read more »

Long period with medications

Hi! I have hiv for 5 years now, and i have been taken the medication since the beggining cause i... Read more »
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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 »

What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...progression to AIDS? Read more »

Window Period Post From HIV InSite

Posted by notanonymous
this was a response to a question about the conflicting answers one might get about the window. answered by the hiv prevention editor at HIV InSite. good site bytheway.

There are several problems I've had in answering this question to people's... Read more »

HIV Tesing Window Period Dilemma

Posted by knite89, 1 Reply
Hello There,
I had an exposure 12 weeks ago and tested for 4th generation hiv test which was non reactive. I am still concerned that there were few cases of health care workers testing positive after 6/12 months. Do you have any idea why they... Read more »