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What Extends The Window Period

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EXTENDED WINDOW PERIOD

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.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Joram,Thank you for your question.In medicine, nothing will ever be 100%accurate. 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 »
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Zimbabwe: AIDS Emergency Period Extended

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Approval of Viramune XR (Nevirapine) 400 mg Extended Release Tablet

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Illinois Extends ADAP to Katrina Evacuees

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UK Study Shows How Better HIV Drugs Extend Lives

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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 »

what prolongs the WINDOW PERIOD?

Posted by Ham1973, 3 Replies
Please are there medications/drugs that extends the window period? Your thoughts please. Read more »

WINDOW PERIOD ACCORDING TO NY HEALTH 1 MONTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/aids/facts/questions/testing.htm


CHECK THIS OUT , IT SAYS MOST WILL BE TESTED POSITIVE WITHIN 1 MONTH OR SOONER. IS THAT FOR REAL OR A TYPO !!!!!

How soon after exposure can HIV infection be... Read more »

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 »