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What Is The Hiv Window Period Defined As

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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. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... Read more »

Safe blood transfusion v. Window period

Hi Doc!I have heard that places that accept blood (for storage and transfusion) can know if the... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH-Funded Study Defines Treatment Window for HIV-Positive Children Infected at Birth

HIV-positive children older than 1 year who were treated after showing moderate HIV-related symptoms did not experience greater cognitive or behavior problems compared to peers treated when signs of their infection were still mild, according to a... Read more »
Project Inform

Non-AIDS Defining Cancers in People With HIV

Since the availability of potent HIV therapy, cancers not related to AIDS have become more common than AIDS-defining cancers among people with HIV. This is particularly true of cancers with a known infectious cause, such as anal and cervical cancers... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Incidence of Non-AIDS-Defining Malignancies in Persons With HIV

HIV-related immunodeficiency is well known to dramatically increase the incidence of specific cancers, which have therefore been regarded as AIDS-defining malignancies (ADM). These include Kaposi's sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and invasive... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Defining an HIV Specialist

20 years . . . and again it's time to fight to change the status quo I am sure many of you read stories or gave interviews at key milestones during the history of this disease. Yet as I have read the stories and given interviews over the last... Read more »
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The Real Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
One major drawback of antibody tests is the "window" period: the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after infection has begun. The standard tests for HIV do not detect the virus itself, but the antibodies that the body produces in... Read more »

the window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
please can someone define for me the window period. I had a sexual exposure and I had a test at 5 month and it was negative. It was an anonymous test. The nurse told me that this is enough, because an HIV test are required at 3 month. When I... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... Read more »