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What Is The Window Period For Being Tested For Hiv

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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 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... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

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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 »
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Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
...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 rna etst at 4 weeks and 8 weeks and 12 weeks and 6 months and 9 months was hiv dna by pcr was not detected . 10... Read more »

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 Read more »

HIV RNA TESTING CUTS THE WINDOW PERIOD WITH ELISA

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...http://www.metrokc.gov/health/apu/rna-testing/RNA-facts.pdf Read more »

hiv has anybody tested poz

Posted by windowperiod, 3 Replies
... after window period Read more »