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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
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll 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?... 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 »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to... Read more »
Articles
Housing Works

OraQuick Test Hits Market, Test's Viability Among Low-Income Populations Uncertain

Image courtesy of National Latino AIDS Action Network Earlier this week, a new at-home HIV testing kit was released on the market , populating the shelves of convenience store juggernauts such as Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and CVS , among others . The... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Ask the Doctor: What Do I Need to Know About the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test?

Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. Every month, HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. -- an associate medical director at St. Luke's Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y. -- will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions. In July 2012, the Food and... Read more »
AIDS United

OraQuick In-Home HIV Test: Another Tool in the Toolbox

On Tuesday July 3, 2012, OraSure Technologies, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, which would be available for purchase online and at retail stores beginning in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Mark National HIV Testing Day, Promote Use of OraQuick Rapid Tests

Leaders from the business, civic, faith, entertainment and media communities are joining together today to support National HIV Testing Day in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and encourage people to get tested, the... Read more »
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window period

Posted by Anonymous
I had an oraquick blood test at 5 weeks with a negative result. First, how sensitive is the oraquick blood test and how acurate is it at 5 weeks? Please help me and pray that I am hiv-. May God have mercy on me and all others on this board.

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Window Period Debate: My Story

Posted by MiamiLat, 5 Replies
Hello friends! I notice how the window period issue keeps on recurring and I'd like to share my personal story:
After a HIGH risk exposure (unprotected insertive anal) with a confirmed POS individual, I tested as follows:

NEG @ 6 weeks via OraQuick
NEG... Read more »

ARS symptoms and the correlation to seroconversion and window period? more responses please

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
So i had unprotected oral, protected vaginal and 15 seconds of unprotected vaginal sex with a possible sex worker. IDK. Thought i was experiencing ARS symptoms all 4 weeks post exposure. Night sweats on three different occasions, diareaha for a... Read more »

Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
Hey eveyone. My dcotor , she sent me to do these test
Panel, CBC w. dift w. plt. I went last friday (7.18.08)to the doctor, and she told me that y results are great. That'm a a young healthy guy and that according to these results and the proof "... Read more »