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Window Period Hiv Nucleic Acid Test

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What,s the window period for HIV RNA nucleic acid testing?

Because I did one within 27 days and then a nucleic acid test around 8 weeks and around 11 weeks and 12 weeks, all came back negative. Now I can put this all behind me but after being raped at 35 years old and I'm a guy . and I have a partner...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In theory, the HIV RNA test could be positive within a few hours or days after a person has become infected. The test is most useful early after infection, before the antibody test becomes positive. At later time points, the anitbody test is quite... Read more »

Nucleic Acid Testing -vs- P 24 antigen -vs- Antibody test's

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Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

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Nucleic Acid Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what the Nucleic Acid Test for HIV and Hep C is and how accurate that is, way after the window period? It is not commercially used as far as I know. Is it similar to P24, PCR DNA or RNA or just an antibody test?

Cheers,
pete

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HIV RNA TESTING CUTS THE WINDOW PERIOD WITH ELISA

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Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV Antibody Assays

HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter
Published September 2001
Niel Constantine, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Early Detection and the Window Period
Specific antibody to HIV is produced shortly after infection, but... Read more »

Window Period Check this out!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From the HIV KNowledgebase Published Sept 2001

Fourth Generation Assays for the Simultaneous Detection of HIV Antigen and Antibody

Antibody can be detected in a majority of individuals within six to twelve weeks after infection using the earlier... Read more »