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What Is The Most Conclusive Window Period

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When are test results conclusive and window period

RichardI read your Bio also went to TPAN website and it seems you are very active and productive with in the HIV community. Good work!I tested at 89 days with a rapid oral fluid test and the results were negitive. I also tested at 123 days rapid...
Richard Cordova III

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Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Three months is conclusive. If you had a known exposure to HIV, then we would say, three months - and you could do a six month test, just to be safe. Known exposure means that you know for a fact, that you were exposed to the virus. As for... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi to everybody, I am the one who posted NY 1 month windosw . Check the following link for Massachussetts Health Department window period. They are saying only 6 weeks. 6 weeks is conclusive. All your valuable comments are welcome. thank... Read more »

Additional support for 3 month conclusive window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear all,

Sorry if I seem obsessed with convincing everyone that 3 months is good, but as I am waiting for my 16 week ELISA/WB and PRC, I am experiencing some anxiety. Finding documentation that indicates my 10 week test is a pretty good indication... Read more »

High risk and low risk and their conclusive result periods

Posted by optiplex, 2 Replies
Window period should be same for all cases whether its high risk or low risk. There are cases where people got infected through low risk and came out clean even after high risk exposure.
virus cycle is going to be remain same in someone got infected... Read more »

Window period

Posted by Ram83, 1 Reply
What is the window period of normal antibody test? I had a risky encounter on 12th January 2014. I did HIV antibody test on 24th May 2014. That is 14 weeks after incident. Report was negative. Is it conclusive? Read more »