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Is 1 Year Negative Window Period Conclusive

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Acute Hepatitis post window period/sero conversion

Hi Barbara, I very much appreciate your service for this entire world to give valuable information on HIV. Through archives, I understood window period for HIV can be extended till 1 year if coinfection of HIV and Hepatitis happens during...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The same issue applies. If you are diagnosed with acute HCV infection, you will need further follow-up testing for HIV. However, the symptoms of hepatitis are very nonspecific, so I would not jump to any conclusions without blood testing. 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 »

Incomplete NPEP (after anal receptive with HIV+ guy) and Window Period for False Negative

I was prescribed an NPEP regiment after a condom break with my boyfriend of 1.5 months (I was anal... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...which influenza virus is responsible for the illness. And, 2.Influenza tests can occasionally give false positive and false negative results so it's possible that one of the test results were incorrect. This is more likely to happen when the... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic... Read more »
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3 month window period im the exception to the rule

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
...really spaced out my my lower back is killing me and this freaking sore throat does not wanna go away anyways Dr. Bob says that a negative at 3 months always trumps over symptoms each and every time i know im the exception to the rule the... Read more »

Facts III. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...In fact is about testing, sometimes (like 1 out of 100) the body develops antibodies, but the test misses them. http://www.aegis.com/conferences/iac/2000/MoPeA2091.html 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 Read more »

Is the Window period for real? I am worried.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...board is mostly for those who have been diagnosed with HIV, but I hope you allow me to vent anyway. I was recently tested negative by an elisa and a rapid hiv test. I had a sexual relationship (unprotected) last year (summer of 2003) with a... Read more »