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Maximum Time Frame To Test Positive

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Seroconversion Time Frame

Mr. Sawadsky- What percent of people (who eventually become HIV+) seroconvert between 3 and 6 months? Could you provide any sources or statistical studies for the basis of your answer. Would HIV serology be negative or indeterminate during this time...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.There have been many studies (not just one) looking at when personsseroconvert for HIV infection. It is difficult to come up with one specificstatistic as to the accuracy of the test between 3 and 6 months. At... Read more »


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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It definitely appears that the time frame of the window period (with the new generation of tests) is changing to a maximum of 3 months. The GMHC says that 98% of people will test pos. within 6 weeks if they are infected. Dr. Mark Holodniy on The... Read more »


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 »

Framed ?!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am sexually inactive, and not sexually abused. But I made a mistake once in my entire life before getting married. I went to a sauna club for normal massage. That is the great MISTAKE I had ever made as I never go to such place. With curosity, the... Read more »

Time frame

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How soon and how late can people start showing symptoms of ARVS? Thanks.

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