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The Longest Hiv Antibody Window Period

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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
...the virus. If you are HIV-antibody positive, you have acquired the infection. If you test HIV-antibody negative outside of the window period (first three months after exposure), then you have not acquired the infection. These types of tests are... Read more »

Conclusive Evidence Regarding PEP and the Window Period for HIV Testing?

I have read conflicting opinions regarding whether PEP extends the "window period" for HIV... Read more »

hpv and hiv window period

I have hpv and I was wondering would that prolong my hiv window period of 3 months I already took a... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

...antibodies to HIV-1 groups M and O, and as antibodies to HIV-2. Levels of p24 antigen increase early after initial infection, before HIV antibody is produced. Because it detects HIV-1 p24 antigen, in addition to antibodies, the ARCHITECT HIV... Read more »
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WINDOW PERIOD ACCORDING TO NY HEALTH 1 MONTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...OR SOONER. IS THAT FOR REAL OR A TYPO !!!!! How soon after exposure can HIV infection be detected? With the HIV antibody tests used in New York State, virtually all people who are infected will test positive within one month of... Read more »

window period everyone

Posted by bovvylee, 2 Replies
...Period The "window period" is the time it takes for a person who has been infected with HIV to react to the virus by creating HIV antibodies. This is called seroconversion. During the window period, people infected with HIV have no antibodies in... Read more »

herpes and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HERPES AND I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE ELISAS AT 3AND 8 WEEKS AFTER INCIDENT SEX WITH PRO PART PROTECTED BUT CONDOM FAILED. SO I HAD ALL THE SYMPTOMS. CAN HERPES POSPONE THE DETECTION OF HIV? Read more »