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The Real Window Period For Hiv/aids

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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 »

HIV Ab Window Period and Probability Theory

Dear Dr. Bob:I hope you will review this and post if you agree with it.Many readers of this... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RealNetworks Founder to Donate $1.5M to Access Project to Help Fight HIV/AIDS in Rwanda

RealNetworks Founder Rob Glaser on Thursday held a luncheon and news conference with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Seattle to officially announce a $1.5 million matching grant to a program that is fighting HIV/AIDS in Rwanda, the Seattle... Read more »
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Kenyan HIV/AIDS Patients Face Periodic Shortages of Drugs, Hampering Treatment

Kenyan HIV patients have faced periodic shortages of critical drugs over the past six months, hampering their treatment and threatening to create drug-resistant strains of the virus, an advocacy group said Tuesday. Those few patients who can afford... Read more »
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Is the Window period for real? I am worried.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I realize this board is mostly for those who have been diagnosed with HIV, but I hope you allow me to vent anyway. I was recently tested negative by an elisa and a rapid hiv test. I had a sexual relationship (unprotected) last year (summer... Read more »

The Real Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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 antibodies that the body produces in... Read more »

what's the real window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am so confused- there seems to be different answers from every expert on this- at what time period (is it 3 or 6 months or what?) can someone trust the results of a Home Access HIV test? Does a negative Home Access test at 3 months after possible... Read more »

Test!?!window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

I have been sick for nine months now. I had a HIV test done after 6 months of possible exposure to the virus. The test came back neg! But the strange symptoms I am having have not gone away. I was wondering if the test sometimes won't... Read more »