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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
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 »

Why do Doctors order tests inside the window period?

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you so much for the wealth of knowledge you give to this site. I have learned a... Read more »

Window period for Hep C

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Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
Hey eveyone. My dcotor , she sent me to do these test
Panel, CBC w. dift w. plt. I went last friday (7.18.08)to the doctor, and she told me that y results are great. That'm a a young healthy guy and that according to these results and the proof "... Read more »

the window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
please can someone define for me the window period. I had a sexual exposure and I had a test at 5 month and it was negative. It was an anonymous test. The nurse told me that this is enough, because an HIV test are required at 3 month. When I... Read more »

The Window Period

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The "Window" Period Just After Infection

One major drawback of antibody tests is the "window" period: the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after infection has begun. The standard tests for HIV do not detect the virus itself, but the... Read more »

Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can Anyone show me medical evidence that 3 month elisa is conclusive?

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