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How Long Is The Hiv Window 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...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

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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 »

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.... Read more »
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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 »
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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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 »

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 »

HIV window period and symptoms PLEASE COMMENT

Posted by xrayvison, 2 Replies
Well here is my story. I recently noticed bumps on the back of my tounge that are painless but i have never noticed them before and it freaked me out. I immediatly assumed the worst and started googling stuff which didn't ease my mind at all either.... Read more »