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What Extends The Window Period

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You say that 99% of all people infected with HIV will seroconvert within 6 months. I was tested negative at 05 and a half months after a possible exposure. You told me that the result was accurate. However I am still worried now , because I fear I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Joram,Thank you for your question.In medicine, nothing will ever be 100¬curate. There will always be rare exceptions and outliers in every diseasein medicine, and in every aspect of medicine. Nothing is absolute or 100%. Having a test with... 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 »

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.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV? because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...nutrition. Finally, body weight changes, stress and too much exercise can interrupt the menstrual hormone necessary for normal periods to occur. Anemia is very common among HIV-positive women and may be related to abnormal menstrual cycles.... 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 Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...people who are infected will test positive within one month of being infected. Most people will test positive even sooner. The period between the time of infection and the time that a HIV antibody test can detect the infection is called the... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...So why do we have so many different window periods across different organizations around the world? Even within the US different states have different Window Periods. Which information Read more »

window period

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
...discussed this before but can you review it for us dummies just one more time? Please???Just a simple answer. Is the window period 3 months or 6 months? Also, I just heard your Foundation's year-end raffle --- the Las Vegas vacation and $$$$--... Read more »