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Window Period 3 Months Or 6 Months

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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 »

When is a test result definitive? (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr BSome of your boards you say that a three month test is all you need, but I was reading about... Read more »

Reasons for 6 month window period is conclusive

HiThanks for your continuous support.11 months before i had protected sex with a prostitute but... Read more »
Articles
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

In the Life: Claire Touchie

Vanity Fair readers have every month since 1993 enjoyed "The Proust Questionnaire," a series of questions posed to celebrities and other famous subjects. In May 2002, IAPAC Monthly introduced "In the Life," through which IAPAC members are asked... Read more »
Women Alive

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

The article below, titled "Greed and HIV," was written by Steve Whitson, Ph.D. (editor), and is reprinted from the January/February 1999 issue of Positively Aware , the monthly newsletter from Test Positive Aware Network in Chicago. You can contact... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

In the Life: Renslow Sherer

The IAPAC Monthly regularly asks members of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) to bare their souls by answering a series of questions similar in nature to those asked in the famous Proust Questionnaire . This month,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Switching Drug Regimens Every Three Months May Benefit HIV-Positive People, Study Says

HIV-positive people may be less likely to develop a resistance to antiretroviral drugs if they switch drug regimens every three months, according to a study published in the July 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine , the Los Angeles Daily... Read more »
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Window Period - 3 months vs 6 months

Posted by Anonymous
Quoto from New York Dept of Health: The Centers for Disease Control currently states that people with possible exposure to HIV, who test negative, should be re-tested six months after the possible exposure to ensure that sufficient time has elapsed... Read more »

Which test will be more reliable ? Is the window period 3 months ( 84 days) or 6 months ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
Which test is the most reliable test ? And what is the window period - 3 months or 6 months ? Does symptoms - fatigue,rash diarrhea goes on for a long time ? Read more »

Window period 6 weeks or 3 months or 6 months or more

Posted by Timmy, 2 Replies
Negative antibody cmia test at 94,95 and 108 days. Undetectable hiv RNA test at 108 days. Exposure end march and still having sore throat, candidiasis on the penis, muscle pain , exhaustion and pain in the eye ball after all the symptoms from 2nd... Read more »

3 month window period not be valid ? this is why

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it true that if you are co-infected with Hep, your seroconversion time takes longer than 3 months? I read somewhere that many people that have HIV also have Hep A,B, or C. Does this mean every time you are exposed from unprotected sex, you need... Read more »