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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
...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? Mar 1, 2010Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question... 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 »

6 months 'window period' if HIV exposure confirmed??

Dear doctor BobFirstly thank you for doing a fantastic job for so many people in difficult... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...Sheet 125 ) or the strength of your immune system (a CD4 count, see Fact Sheet 124 ). How Do I Get Tested? In September 2006, the US Centers for Disease Control recommended routine HIV screening of people in healthcare settings. This should... Read more »
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Gynecological Problems

...all genital warts. Gardasilâ„¢ is a recombinant vaccine (contains no live virus) that is given as 3 injections over a 6-month period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasilâ„¢ does not... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 38% to 44% of all adults in the United States have been tested for HIV and that between 16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living... Read more »

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...Dose The recommended daily dose of lamivudine for adults is 300 mg once a day or 150 mg twice a day. For children 3 months to 16 years of age, the recommended dose is 4 mg/kg, up to a maximum of 150 mg twice a day. The recommended dose of... Read more »
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window period 3 or 6 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...little afraid. The reason? Iv read in many internet sites that 3 months is enough to get a coclusive result, but others says 6 months, there are who even says 12 months. This seems to change in accord the country. Canada and England says 12... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...all the stuff serious organizations like the CDC, Dr. Gallant and Dr. Feinberg, for instance, say about the 6 months window period. They all say, sure, a 12 week is a good sign, BUT HEY, it is NOT CONCLUSIVE. One can think that with a 12 week... Read more »

The > 6 Month Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The post by Taz made me worry a little bit. Here is what Joel Gallant at Hopkins has to say about 6 months (and keep in mind that most people think the same about 3 months, on this board, at least, it seems): Q: Dear Dr, Read more »

Window Period - 3 months vs 6 months

Posted by Anonymous
...the ability to better monitor early infection through PCR testing have contributed greatly to our understanding of the window period and have provided increased confidence that virtually all cases of HIV infection can be detected by three months.... Read more »