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What Is The Most Conclusive Window Period

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Conclusive Evidence Regarding PEP and the Window Period for HIV Testing?

I have read conflicting opinions regarding whether PEP extends the "window period" for HIV antibodies to appear. Is there any conclusive research? It seems reasonable that if PEP slows the replication HIV, it would take the immune system longer to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually slowing HIV replication doesn't have anything to do with the immune system's ability to produce anti-HIV antibodies. This is a completely separate process. If you follow the recommended post-PEP HIV testing guidelines, your results will... 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 »

About window period, PCR, western blot and conclusiveness

Hi. Mr Bob.I am the one that made the question with title "tests says I am "-" . Could I have... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...nutrition. Finally, body weight changes, stress and too much exercise can interrupt the menstrual hormone necessary for normal periods to occur. Anemia is very common among HIV-positive women and may be related to abnormal menstrual cycles.... Read more »
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MASSACHUSSETTS WINDOW PERIOD 6 WEEKS CONCLUSIVE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 you.... Read more »

WINDOW PERIOD AND TEST "THE REAL QUESTION"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PRUNE THE TRANQUILITY TO GIVE, TO THIS WHICH SPENDING (PASSING) THIS DISTRESS?????? And ANOTHER QUESTION PEP DOES NOT AFFECT THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, DOES NOT SLOW DOWN THE APPEARANCE OF ANTIBODIES?? NER THE FEAR OF HAVING BEING INFECTED, Read more »

the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...the vaccines extend the period of window? it wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was Read more »

i need the anwers,pls help? pep and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...ANTIVIRAL WITH WHEN IT (IS) IS USED TO ANTICIPATE(ADVANCE) YOU (THERE (PREPARES) 28 DAYS THAT THE DOCTOR INDICATES, LENGTHEN THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, I HAVE FOR NEGATIVE ELISA TO 7 WEEKS BUT I TOOK PEP, MY TEST IS COST (BEEN WORTH) TO CALM DOWN OR... Read more »