Maximum Window Period For Hiv Testing

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Is the medicines after exposure of 6 months affect the HIV test results?

Sir,I had a sex with girl on the 21/12/08.In June,2009 I got fever, cold and cough. It has 7 days. doctor advised to take the medicine and hot water.after 7 days it went off.After I got body pains.so I went total body check up at 31/06/09. At the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear Srinu,Medication will not cause your HIV test to be falsely negative. Since you have tested more than 9 months after your possible exposure (you do not even know if Read more »

STRIP lady and HIV infection

Hello Dr. FrascinoI am 28 years god fearing straight forward guy, who never had been to any strip... Read more »

Dr. Bob: plz help

Hi, I am so worried and confused. A doctor told me that a person has to get tested for 5 years... Read more »
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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 »
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 HIVTesting ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...(PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

... Your HIV-positive test result only lets you know that you've been infected with HIV. To find out if it's time to get HIV treatment, you'll Read more »