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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 »

Windows periods for other STDs besides syphilis

Hi Richard,1. Recently you answered a question about the window period for syphilis. Thank you so... Read more »

Window period and subtypes

Dear Dr, I have read that current Elisas have trouble identifying window period infections for... Read more »
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Window period-subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would the window period be longer for someone with a non-b subtype. Ive read that current Elisas have trouble picking up some early window period infections with non-b subtype. Does the 3-6 month window apply to someone who is infected with a non-B... 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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And the window period debate goes on!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply


the great window period debate.....
By Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. (29-Jul-1998)


Dear Dr. Gallant,

There seems to be some discord in the HIV community about the current status of the window period. The CDC says 6 months. The GMHC says 3 months.... Read more »