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What Is The Window Period

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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. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...do so. Your work on this site and elsewhere is greatly appreciated and should be recognized.My question is regarding window periods. I had an incident in April that put me at risk for HIV (relatively low). I was tested at three weeks, six weeks,... Read more »

Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of... Read more »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...primary HIV infection, antibody testing alone is insufficient. Combined HIV antigen/antibody assays reduce the diagnostic window period by circa six days compared to single antibody testing alone. The addition of a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test... Read more »
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who appovred window period for hiv

Posted by nomoreworry4me
... cdc or fda appoved window period . dont they really have to make sure they know what they are talking about before telling people about window period to cover Read more »

hiv window period 6 weeks the top

Posted by nomoreworry4me
... Massachusetts says 6 weeks call 1-800-235-2331 why there so many defferent window periods Read more »

Window Period

Posted by nacho777, 3 Replies
I went to two doctors here in my country, they say they are specialized in VIH an both of them told me, with no doubt, that a 5 weeks Elisa test is enough, are they wrong? Read more »

Window Period, PERIOD!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...There seems to be one VERY important factor that is left out of the equation when the issue of the window period is discussed. Everybody is talking about how many people have been studied to come up with this window period; and then there Read more »