What's The Accurate Window Period To Find Out If You Hiv
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University of North Carolina - Chapel HillWhat you raise is a question about the timing of these two tests becoming fully positive. During the weeks after HIV infection the ELISA will become positive before the Western blot. However, the Western blot would not be completely negative and... 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 »
Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk TestersMy name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
India Must Enhance HIV/AIDS Programs in Uttar Pradesh to Accurately Estimate Number of Cases, Defeat Epidemic, Advocates SayIndia must scale up its HIV/AIDS programs in the densely populated state of Uttar Pradesh to accurately estimate the number of HIV-positive people and curb the epidemic, according to HIV/AIDS advocates, Reuters India reports. The state -- one of... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI am getting ready to take my first HIV test next week. It will be 8 weeks since my exposure. I have heard that the window period is 3 months, but I can't wait any longer...the anxiety and stress is getting me and I can't hold out any longer. My... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHow Do I Know If I Have HIV?
The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get an HIV test.
If you are at risk of HIV, you should have an HIV test every six months. You should also reduce your risk (see the section on Prevention).
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Posted by AnonymousI read that in Canada, the window period is 6 weeks to 2 months. Is this true? Do they use the same Elsa tests as we have here or do they use another type test that picks up HIV earlier and faster and more accurately? Why doesnt the USA use this... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 Repliesplease can someone define for me the window period. I had a sexual exposure and I had a test at 5 month and it was negative. It was an anonymous test. The nurse told me that this is enough, because an HIV test are required at 3 month. When I... Read more »
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