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What Extends The HIV Window Period

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Does window period for HIV extend when simulatenously exposed to Hep

Dr. Douglas, I am confused when is 3 months valid or 6 months valid for the window period for HIV. I have read somewhere that co-infection with Hep might delay time to produce antibodies. Should not this mean that one who had unprotected sex with a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I think it is always safer to consider 6 months the safest. If you are really worried, then get the PCR tests for both. Get vaccinated for hep A and B and practice safe sex so you don't have to worry! ARS symptoms happen right away within weeks... Read more »


You say that 99% of all people infected with HIV will seroconvert within 6 months. I was tested... Read more »

Window period extending or just post-test anxiety?

Hello Dr. Frascino,Firstly, you are a rare and refreshing person with the intelligence, strength,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: AIDS Emergency Period Extended

Zimbabwe has extended the declaration of emergency on HIV/AIDS by a further five years, according to the Government Gazette, quoting Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa. "The Minister hereby declares an emergency for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UK Study Shows How Better HIV Drugs Extend Lives

Life expectancy in UK residents treated for HIV infection grew by over 15 years during 1996-2008, largely due to earlier diagnosis and treatment with better, less toxic drugs, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from the UK... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tokyo Clinic Extends Hours for HIV

On Thursday, the Japanese Foundation for AIDS Prevention opened a clinic in its Tokyo office whose hours will allow patients to see a doctor without having to miss work. The Suidobashi Misakicho Clinic in Chiyoda Ward will be open Tuesdays and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois Extends ADAP to Katrina Evacuees

HIV-positive Hurricane Katrina evacuees who fled to Illinois are receiving help from the state AIDS Drug Assistance Program and other HIV/AIDS resources even if they cannot furnish the usual documentation. A Sept. 6 memo from Nancy Abraham, the... Read more »
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the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
the vaccines extend the period of window? it wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated against hepatitis B. IT CAN AFFECT the VACCINE SO THAT the RESULT IS a FALSE... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral November 9, 2001 / 50(RR19);1-58

Most infected persons will develop detectable HIV antibody within 3 months of exposure. If the initial negative HIV test was conducted within the... Read more »

window period

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
there has been so much info going on this board about hiv seroconversion and people get confused from info on different sites on the web. dr. bob does a nice job of explaing this i found this an interesting answer from dr. bob on this site.... Read more »

GMAN EXPERTS? Does mode of tras extend window?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am concerned because I got vaginal fluids in a recent burn. I know that this is a theoretical risk but I am undergoing considerable symptoms indcluding nerve problems. I read that a n eedlestick injury should be tested out till 6 months does that... Read more »