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What Is Considered Outside The Window Period

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testing outside window period. PERIOD!!!

Hello there. so a negetive test done outside the 6 month window is conclucive.. Whether it's 6 months or 16 years as long as it's after that window period right? Finger prick, oral swab, or blood drawn are all exceptable forms of testing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Consider your keister so conclusively kicked that you now have an imprint of my Pumas on your gluteus maximus.Dr. Bob... 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 »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to... Read more »

Personal Perspective: The Tigers Outside My Window

I arrived in the U.S. in 1999 after being separated from my husband for three years. The marriage wasn't working -- he spent too much time and money drinking with his friends. When I spoke up about it, he became more and more abusive. Then he hit me... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Public Health Officials Consider Legal Action to Force AOL, Web Sites to Warn MSM About Syphilis Outbreaks

Public health officials are considering filing a lawsuit to force Internet service provider America Online and some Web sites to warn members about outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases among the men who have sex with men who use their... 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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Massachusetts Window Period question

Posted by SteveR, 2 Replies
Hi all,

Several people have mentioned that the window period in Massachusetts is 6 weeks. But when I look at the Massachusetts Department of Health Web site, this is what it says: "The antibody can be detected in most people within six weeks to six... Read more »

organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
Home / News / Nation
4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

Window period poll

Posted by Anonymous
I am interested in knowing whether you consider the
seroconversion "window period" to be 3 months, 6 months, or some
other period of time. At what point in time after an exposure to
hiv would you consider a negative result on an antibody test to
be... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The top HIV doctor in Houston (Dr. Joseph Gathe) believes that a 6 week ELISA test will detect antibodies 90-95%, a 3 month test is 99.9% reliable and for peace of mind a 6 month test is 99.99999% reliable. He does not recommend testing after 3... Read more »