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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
...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 a PCR test, which does not... 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 »

questions about HIV - reentering dating at 47

I have heard that if you had unprotected sex once with a man who's had sex with a man, the risk of... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than two months to produce antibodies. Testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all HIV infections. However, there are no guarantees as to when an individual will produce enough antibodies to be detected... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...The only way to find out if you are infected is by taking an HIV test. Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Primary HIV infection is the first stage of HIV disease, typically lasting only a week or two, when the virus first establishes... Read more »
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 diagnosis 14 days after the initial visit, when the immunoblot turned positive for antibodies against HIV-1." "Primary HIV infections are often missed or misdiagnosed as common flu," the authors wrote, so "primary care physicians should be... Read more »
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Window Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The information is excerpted from a joint paper produced by the state and NYCity Depts of Health. Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations For HIV Testing and Re-testing What is the... Read more »

Info about the 3 month window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Program at extension 282. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations for HIV Testing and Re-testing ... Read more »

Text of NY Dept of Health - window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Program at extension 282. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations for HIV Testing and Re-testing ... Read more »

GMHC vs. CDC???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Are there any schools of medicine like Harvard University or UC-San Francisco that also agree with the GMHC on the shortened window period and would concur that a 6 weeks test is 95% reliable? Also, why would the CDC engage in scare tactics? I am... Read more »