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Whats Window To Take Hiv Test After Sex

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What,s the window period for HIV RNA nucleic acid testing?

Because I did one within 27 days and then a nucleic acid test around 8 weeks and around 11 weeks and 12 weeks, all came back negative. Now I can put this all behind me but after being raped at 35 years old and I'm a guy . and I have a partner...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In theory, the HIV RNA test could be positive within a few hours or days after a person has become infected. The test is most useful early after infection, before the antibody test becomes positive. At later time points, the anitbody test is quite... Read more »

What? Infection for 18 months? after two neg test outside window?

Lenght of HIV infectionNov 18, 2007 I had an HIV test March 2005 & 2006 both negative. HIV... Read more »

Sperm donation and washing: what's the window period for STDs?

I'm a lesbian in my 30s, HIV negative, and I cannot wait to have a baby. A really dear friend... Read more »
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Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The 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 »
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What's Goin' On: Sex, Lies and HIV -- Truth Hurts

I hadn't had sex with a woman in several years. I was attracted to Angela (not her real name) the first time that I saw her and she knew it. But at first, neither of us entertained it. We would flirt with each other from time to time. We would write... Read more »
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whats the window period for testing I was raped

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
another man it happen 20 months ago I have tested with elisa and rnma and western blot and hiv dna also was neg . thanks god bless
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Windows and testing...

Posted by shane, 1 Reply
I posted below on a previous reply, that most organizations say you need to test at 6 months. I feel I
really need to clarify this, because how I wrote my response was poor.

It is my opinion and that of the CDC, NYC Dept. of Health, Whitman Walker... Read more »

HIV Window after having unprotected vaginal sex.

Posted by Nelson44, 1 Reply
Hi Folks,

I hope I can explain my situation to be best of my abilities.
I dated a woman for 5 months. After 8 weeks of dating we got tested for HIV and STD's and everything came out negative. She told me that her last sexual encounter prior to our... Read more »

what's the real window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am so confused- there seems to be different answers from every expert on this- at what time period (is it 3 or 6 months or what?) can someone trust the results of a Home Access HIV test? Does a negative Home Access test at 3 months after possible... Read more »