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What Increases Length Of Window Period

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Pep vs the length of window period

How does PEP affect window period? what makes other people to have a six months Window period? is it because they might have used PEP? I tested hiv negative 90 days after PEP but i am concerned that may be PEP extended window period to six...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,PEP would not affect the window period for HIV testing. The six month window period is an outdated window period. As the tests have become more sensitive they are able to pick up an infection must sooner. Most people will have produced... Read more »

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.... Read more »

Will this surgery affect the hiv window period??

Hi I had a recent surgery on Dec. 23, 2011, called endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

When They Break Up and Get Back Together: Length of Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Partner Concurrency

Given the important role sex partner concurrency plays as an STD risk factor, the authors introduced the current study by noting that gaining an understanding of how teenagers "conceptualize the length of their relationships when they break up and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Measures of Sexual Partnerships: Lengths, Gaps, Overlaps and Sexually Transmitted Infection

An important determinant in the overall transmission of sexually transmitted infections is the length of time between partnerships ("gap"). In the current study, the authors described the distribution of gaps, lengths, and overlaps among 1,194... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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Window Period!

Posted by Anonymous
I hope the following information provides the information you seek. The
information is excerpted from a joint paper produced by the state and
NYCity Depts of Health.

Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection
New York State and New... Read more »

Info about the 3 month window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Im gonna post this info I gathered from this site This info is updated and have other links.

Definition of HIV "Window Period"
Has Changed

Based upon a clearer understanding of current scientific and clinical data, the Departments of Health... Read more »

Window Period Post From HIV InSite

Posted by notanonymous
this was a response to a question about the conflicting answers one might get about the window. answered by the hiv prevention editor at HIV InSite. good site bytheway.

There are several problems I've had in answering this question to people's... Read more »

Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
One aspect of the hiv conversation which can be so confusing is
the length of the "window period", or the amount of time it may
take for someone to test positive for antibodies to hiv. Five
months and almost two weeks after a possible exposure, I... Read more »