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HIV Testing and Window period

How long is the window period before testing positive for HIV? Does the HIV tests performed when applying for certain life policies also pick up the HIV virus? Can one still carry the HIV virus after 7 years from date of possible infection even...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...time from initial infection to the time antibody appears] usually is only 2-4 weeks; life insurance policies frequently require HIV tests; if one has been tested 7 years after a potential exposure to HIV and tests negative you are not infected... Read more »

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Cher Dr,Un grand merci pour votre rponse. Je pense effectivement refaire un test... a fait 6 mois... Read more »

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Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
...within same months from raped but all my testing negative my gf she is neg and I was corcern about will she miss up my testing period . I been tested from two weeks two 19 months negative I have did few hiv rna etst at 4 weeks and 8 weeks and 12... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Good Day, Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection. Oh, and let us not bastardize this information Read more »

HIV RNA TESTING CUTS THE WINDOW PERIOD WITH ELISA

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After 45 days...

Posted by gunners, 1 Reply
...hey my friends...i need opinion from expert or doctor.. after 45 days from relationship.. what is the best test for hiv ? i want to do test now but i don't what is the correct and best...? Read more »