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How Long Is The Window Period

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Risk of Hep C Infection

...the risks for catching Hep C as I am told it can be sexually transmissable if you are HIV +. If I was tested for the virus, how long is the window period to confirm one way or the other? When I told my GP he tested shortly afterwards and said it...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You may have to wait up to 6 months. Read more »

Window Period for Hepatitis B

Dear Dr. Dieterich,Hong long is the window period for Hepatitis B?Thanks! Read more »

window with hep C

Doctor,how long does the window period extend for someone coinfected with hep C? 1-2 years?Thanks... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV? because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...are experiencing extreme fatigue so you can be tested for anemia. Menstrual Irregularities Menstrual irregularities or period problems are fairly common in all women, but particularly in women with weakened immune systems. These problems... Read more »
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window with hep

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply long does the window period extend for someone coinfected with hep C? 1 year? 2 years? 3 years? Thanks for your replies Read more »

Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If someone is infected with a non b subtype such as A or F, how long would the window period be? Longer? Anyone know of any studies done to determine this? I read a post a few days back where someone said that researchers Read more »

Testing period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tells that 3 month test is enough and consclusive I need more explaniation on this argument about 3 vs 6 month test. By the way how long is the window period Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i had 2 hiv test back in 96 and 97 i came back neg long after the window period just wanting to know if the test back then were as accurate as today i have had some ongoing problems only with my gums after Read more »