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Is 1 Year Negative Window Period Conclusive

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Ask the Experts

When is the Test conclusive? And how long is the window period ?

Dear Dr. Wohl,It is confusing about the length of window period? I have read that the test may detect as early as few weeks and some say it took even 3-4 years in the forum. And it scares the hell out of me too. After having sex with a prostitute...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The confusion comes from the change in the window period with the development of better antibody tests, the advent of newer tests for the virus itself, and nonsense people post on the internet.The combo test can detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies and... Read more »

Reasons for 6 month window period is conclusive

HiThanks for your continuous support.11 months before i had protected sex with a prostitute but... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Official Rewrote Safety Report on Nevirapine Use in Pregnant Women to Change Conclusions, Remove Negative Information

Dr. Edmund Tramont, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division of AIDS , rewrote a safety report on the use of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine in pregnant women in order to change its conclusions and remove... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Having Children When He's Positive and She's Negative

Dr. Deborah Cohan directs the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC), part of the University of California -- San Francisco's Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital. It was here that women participated in the landmark ACTG 076... Read more »
Connect With Others

MASSACHUSSETTS WINDOW PERIOD 6 WEEKS CONCLUSIVE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi to everybody, I am the one who posted NY 1 month windosw . Check the following link for Massachussetts Health Department window period. They are saying only 6 weeks. 6 weeks is conclusive. All your valuable comments are welcome. thank... Read more »

Stress and Testing Negative after window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply



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Humans have always had stress. But today's stress is particularly detrimental to the... Read more »

Elisa window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could anyone please help with this question? What is the window period for an elisa test, and then is a negative elisa at week 7.5 and week 11.5 conclusive enough to say i'm negative? i went and did a rapid test at week 13,14 an 17 to make sure and... Read more »

Window period fake?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Serious doubt about this so called window period. More concerned about those who says that 3 months is conclusive when studies clearly show that its not. See the attachments. My doctor told me that it can take years for it to show it. Not because of... Read more »