Window Period Oraquick 6 Weeks

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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 to you, but I do not feel it is necessary or warranted.As for the ongoing discussion (and confusion) surrounding the HIV windowperiod (six weeks v. three months v. six months), I've discussed this topic frequently in this forum. I'll repost... Read more »

2nd Generation Rapid Test and Window Period

Dr. BobAfter making a mistake on the number of days since an episode of unprocted vaginal sex with... Read more »

PEP and Oraquick at 6weeks

Hi,About 20+ hours after my possible exposure i started the PEP treatment (sustiva + combivir). i... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "windowperiod" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) WindowPeriod Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...sores in the genital area. Herpes outbreaks can happen over and over again and may be linked to stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, menstruation, or genital friction. HIV-positive women tend to have more frequent and more difficult-to-treat herpes... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...HIV's genetic code gets inserted into an infected cell's genetic codes. Who Should Take It? Nevirapine was approved in 1996 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. It has been studied in adults and children over 2... Read more »
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hiv window period 6 weeks the top

Posted by nomoreworry4me
... Massachusetts says 6weeks call 1-800-235-2331 why there so many defferent windowperiodsRead more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies everybody, I am the one who posted NY 1 month windosw . Check the following link for Massachussetts Health Department windowperiod. They are saying only 6weeks. 6weeks is conclusive. All your valuable comments are welcome. thank... Read more »

is 6 weeks the window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...It seems from that 6weeks almost all people will seroconvert. Is this true? Read more »

Looks like window period may be reduced to 6 weeks

Posted by Anonymous
...for HIV detect the presence of antibodies to HIV, not the virus itself. Although these tests are very sensitive, there is a "windowperiod. " This is the period between the onset of infection with HIV and the appearance of detectable antibodies... Read more »