Is The Window Period Just A Guide

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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. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3? Mar 1, 2010Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question... Read more »

Starting treatment within 6 months after infection

My friend was diagnosed with HIV+ in Feb 07, this was one month after infection. Have any... Read more »

hiv negative but syphils+

i had oral sex unprotected with the girl but both worried so gone for test found out she is... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) WindowPeriod 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 "windowperiod" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
Project Inform

Making Decisions About Therapies together to develop realistic ways of determining if the therapy you want to start is working. If after some agreed upon period of time you are not achieving your goals, agree to revisit the use of the therapy approach you are trying. Have... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...information fortreatment decisions now and in the future. In fact,viral load tests are most useful when you haveseveral taken over a period of time. If you're considering treatment, you shouldknow that anti-HIV drugs have side effects,which are... Read more »
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Training Guide for the CDC Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I read a previous post regarding the CDC's recommendation regarding the windowperiod. It is clearly written in there training manual that all people infected will have a positive test within 4-6 weeks. Only in Read more »

WIndow period?!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Howdy, All this talk of whether the windowperiod is 6 or 12 weeks is confusing me lol. As I understand it, 95-99% of infected individuals will test positive by 6 weeks - so Read more »

Massachusetts Window Period question

Posted by SteveR, 2 Replies
...Hi all, Several people have mentioned that the windowperiod in Massachusetts is 6 weeks. But when I look at the Massachusetts Department of Health Web site, this is what it says: "The antibody Read more »


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