What Is The Window Period For Hiv Pcr Test
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Test Positive Aware NetworkHi there:Thanks for writing in. In most cases, a Qualitative PCR or PCR-DNA test is highly accurate within 48 to 72 hours. However, a small number of people don't have viral loads that are high enough to confirm a diagnosis until 28 days after... Read more »
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Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window PhaseThe researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
N.Y. Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Access to PCR Test for Emergency Personnel Potentially Exposed to HIVThe New York Legislature has unanimously approved identical bills (S 5424 , A 576 ) that would allow police officers and other emergency personnel who are potentially exposed to HIV on the job to access an HIV test that can detect the virus more... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesGreetings,
I had possible exposure to HIV 3 weeks ago. In a week's time I am leaving for a place that doesnot have any discrete HIV testing facilities. I am tempted to go for a DNA PCR test.
It would help a lot if you can tell me what is the actual... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI am just about to finish with a 28 day PEP treatment due to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am I already 4 weeks into the window? Or does my window period just begin now... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyGood 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 »
Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 RepliesHi 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 »
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