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Window Period For Hiv Infection

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Does Truvada influence the window period of HIV infection?

Hello, On 6/15, I had a high risk exposure with a HIV positive female. I also take Truvada daily for my heptatis B infection daily, and I was wondering if by taking truvada, does it change the 3 months window period?I recently tested negative on 9/1...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ben,There is very little concrete data on this topic. From what I've been able to uncover, taking daily Truvada should not significantly alter the window period. If you and/or your doctor have ongoing concerns, you could consider getting... Read more »

Re: Does Truvada influence the window period of HIV infection

Hey Doc, I looked into the PCR testing you recommended and it is too expensive for me...I am a... Read more »

HCV/HIV co-infection and window period

DoctorCan you please clarify a contradiction in what I have read on various reputable sites... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH-Funded Study Defines Treatment Window for HIV-Positive Children Infected at Birth

HIV-positive children older than 1 year who were treated after showing moderate HIV-related symptoms did not experience greater cognitive or behavior problems compared to peers treated when signs of their infection were still mild, according to a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Establishment, Retention and Loss to Follow-Up in Outpatient HIV Care

Though HIV-infected patients optimally benefit from indefinite, periodic outpatient care, the initial establishment of HIV care and subsequent care retention are problematic. The study authors examined establishment, retention, and loss to follow-up... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of... Read more »
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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 »

Anti boitics- affect on the Window period-Hiv!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if the use of an anti biotic medicine will affect the window period after a possible exposure to Hiv! would it prolong the period for seroconversion to take place or or speed up the process of your body to generate anti bodies... 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 »

HIV Tesing Window Period Dilemma

Posted by knite89, 1 Reply
Hello There,
I had an exposure 12 weeks ago and tested for 4th generation hiv test which was non reactive. I am still concerned that there were few cases of health care workers testing positive after 6/12 months. Do you have any idea why they... Read more »