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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 to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

testing time period question

Posted by Onetime9, 1 Reply
Question for the experts. It has been just over 5 weeks since my possible exposure. Should I wait for after six weeks to get the antibody test done? How accurate is that test? I have been freaking out and it's been on my mind non-stop since that... Read more »

What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...progression to AIDS? Read more »

Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
Hi I was at risk and I had two exposers 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... Read more »

Time will tell if the windows period is questioned

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
Hello guys,

First and formost, i would like compliment Daisey as she is a very strong person. Honestly, if i do have HIV, i probably would just write one or two more posts and then shut the computer for a while. Nobody wants this including myself,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Time period of HIV

Hi, I was wondering if there was any way you could estimate on how long you had HIv? I was recently diagnosed and I cannot remember my last negative test....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The length of time from infection is correlated with the level of antibodies, which rise over time after the initial exposure. There is also a correlation between a measure called "Avidity Index" and length of time after exposure.... Read more »

again about the window period (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS VIRAL LOAD TEST)

doci read all ur logs about window period which says that the HIV test is certain when its done after 6 months of the exposure, but i was just going through this log I met and fell for a MD (family doctor) and he with me. I am HIV- and told him the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is one "mystery" that I certainly can solve for you! Your confusion stems from an incomplete understanding of the different types of HIV-related tests. Everything I've stated previously about HIV-antibody tests remains... Read more »

Please Answer Me This Time!!! 3rd Time Asking!!! Neck Mass and Window Period!!

Hi Dr. Bob,I know you are extremely busy, but I would sooo appreciate your response as I really trust your advice. What you do here is wonderful for all those worried out there. And I am sooo petrified and exhausted after 4 months of no clear and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

HIV1 & HIV2; Home tests; Window period

Hi Doctor, I am hoping that you will response to my question because this situation is driving me crazy. I had protected sexwith a prostitute for 30 seconds until it finally dawned on me that I was not doing the right thing. 5 seconds after I...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Your question sounds very familiar. I'm sure I've answered it before, or maybe these questions are all just running together in my brain. Your risk of infection was virtually non-existent and your tests confirm that you are negative.... Read more »
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