Window Period To Test For Syphilis

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Is there a window period for Gonorhea & Syphilis

Like HIV, Is there a window period for these STD's.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. If you have one of these STDs, the appropriate test should be positive right away. Read more »

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Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...primary HIV infection, antibody testing alone is insufficient. Combined HIV antigen/antibody assays reduce the diagnostic windowperiod by circa six days compared to single antibody testing alone. The addition of a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test... Read more »
The Well Project

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...irregularities or worse premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some women have excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether (amenorrhea). If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention to determine the cause. It is important... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...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 should wait... Read more »
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