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Whats the longest for hiv to take

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
show on test has there been any cases longer then 6 months why some people says it lay dormant for years . said that it lay in cells without being detected ! I hope CDC knows the truth about window period Read more »

What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...progression to AIDS? Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... Read more »

HIV Test window period

Posted by Ram83, 1 Reply
What is the window period of 3rd Generation HIV Antibody test by CMIA method? Many places its saying 3 months, but some of the doctors mentioning HIV antibody test must be conclusive after 6 months.
Which one is true. Which people seroconverted so... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »
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"window period for HIV testing" 7 after unprotected sex

I had unprotecting sex about 7 months ago. I am not sure if this person has been infected with any STDs? I gave blood and had a 10 point test done. My main concern was HIV since I had no other symptoms that would indicate that i had an STD. All my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,We would recommend getting tested for HIV at 3 months. There's an extremely small chance of taking longer than that. Six months is the longest it could take (again, only on that extremely small unlikely off-chance). So... 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. 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
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll 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?... Read more »

again about the window period (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS VIRAL LOAD TEST)

doci read all ur logs about window period which says that the HIV test is certain when its done after 6 months of the exposure, but i was just going through this log I met and fell for a MD (family doctor) and he with me. I am HIV- and told him the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is one "mystery" that I certainly can solve for you! Your confusion stems from an incomplete understanding of the different types of HIV-related tests. Everything I've stated previously about HIV-antibody tests remains... Read more »

Home tests; HIV1 and HIV2; Window Period

Hi Rick, I am hoping that you will response to my question because this situation is driving me crazy. I had protected sex with a prostitute for 30 seconds until it finally dawned on me that I was not doing the right thing. 5 seconds after I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.If a person tests negative for HIV-1, and it's been more than 6 months aftera possible exposure to the virus, the tests are more than 99% accurate, asgood as any test in medicine could ever be. If you tested... Read more »
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