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When Did The Window Period For Hiv Testing Change

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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
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... 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 »

CDC Hotline has officially changed its window period to 3 months

Dear Dr. Wohl,I hope you will post this along with your comments.People in this forum and others... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

When to Start Antiretroviral Treatment: A Changing Equation

Shifting Views of Anti-HIV Therapy Hit Early, Hit Hard Drawbacks of HAART Become Clear Deferred Therapy Gains Ground Public Health Benefits of Early Treatment The Pendulum Swings Again Treatment During Primary Infection Impact on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Changes in Ohio Law; Hurdles to HIV Testing Removed

Many doctors remain unaware of changes made to Ohio's HIV testing law in 2009, prompting the state Department of Health to issue screening guidelines this past fall. Previously, doctors had to conduct pre-test HIV consultations and obtain separate... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behavioral Changes Associated With Testing HIV-Positive Among Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Toward the goal of informing HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention programs, the researchers set out to examine behavioral risks and behavioral changes associated with testing HIV-positive among a population of STI clinic patients. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: HIV Result Giving. Is it Time to Change Our Thinking?

An integral component of the HIV testing process is ensuring that patients receive post-test discussion when learning their results. New South Wales Health Department (NSW Health) policy recommends in-person results for all patients undergoing HIV... Read more »
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NOTHING WILL CHANGE MY MIND - re: Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I don't understand why some people are insisting and posting on some wrong information constantly.

Read CDC, aids.org, The Body, Hopkins Aids - they all agree in one thing - if you want conclusive result you have to get tested past 6 months.

If you... Read more »

TESTING DURING WINDOW PERIOD AND AFTER

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The most common question in last two years since this forum exist was and is about testing and window period (during the last four months I think I red hundreds of posts here going back to the begining).

I was journalist by prefoession and worked as... Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... Read more »

Window Period Post From HIV InSite

Posted by notanonymous
this was a response to a question about the conflicting answers one might get about the window. answered by the hiv prevention editor at HIV InSite. good site bytheway.

There are several problems I've had in answering this question to people's... Read more »