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Partner Tested Negative But Window Period

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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 »

Incomplete NPEP (after anal receptive with HIV+ guy) and Window Period for False Negative

I was prescribed an NPEP regiment after a condom break with my boyfriend of 1.5 months (I was anal... Read more »

What,s the window period for HIV RNA nucleic acid testing?

Because I did one within 27 days and then a nucleic acid test around 8 weeks and around 11 weeks... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

General Background Specific Populations Opt-Out Screening, Counseling and Consent Provider-Specific Information Public Health Implications Reimbursement and Funding Issues Summary Question General Background Why is CDC recommending... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Results by Phone: Can We Predict Who Will Test HIV-Negative?

To study a requirement that all patients return to the health care setting to learn their HIV test results, the researchers described the number of HIV cases detected at Sydney Sexual Health Center among persons who disclosed no known risk factors... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Having Children When He's Positive and She's Negative

Dr. Deborah Cohan directs the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC), part of the University of California -- San Francisco's Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital. It was here that women participated in the landmark ACTG 076... Read more »
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Stress and Testing Negative after window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply



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Humans have always had stress. But today's stress is particularly detrimental to the... 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 »

For those in the window but with a negative result

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just to retake the positive feeling in this forum and to help others, how many of you are in the 3 month window period with 4, 6, 8 weeks negative tests?

Im starting this thread to help those friends that ask about it. Just to share experiences. Im... Read more »

6 MONTH WINDOW PERIOD, NO MORE?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi. From basically ALL the post Ive read recently, it seems that everyone agree that a negative test at 12 weeks (that is, 3 months) will be considered enough and conclusive, right? Everyone seems to agree on that.
BUT, what about all the stuff... Read more »