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Window Time For Testing Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV
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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 since...
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 Read more »

HIV Testing and Window period

How long is the window period before testing positive for HIV? Does the HIV tests performed when applying for certain life policies also pick up the HIV virus? Can one still carry the HIV virus after 7 years from date of possible infection even...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...The window period [ time from initial infection to the time antibody appears] usually is only 2-4 weeks; life insurance policies frequently Read more »

Please help: Window periods for testing of other STDs?

Hi BobThank you for doing the work that you do. It amazes me that you can answer all these questions and keep your great sense of humour, especially considering your personal situation. You are an inspiration to us all. Keep fighting mate!I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...screening other STDs is that the testing technology is very different. For gonorrhea, gram stain and culture are the preferred testing methods, but indirect enzyme immunoassay may be more sensitive than gram stain in women. DNA probes are also... Read more »

Window period

What is the window period? Thank you!
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The "window period" is the time between acquiring an infection, such as HIV, and having evidence of that infection through a positive antibody Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About HIV Testing From's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Believing Your HIV Test Results | HIV Testing | AIDS Symptoms | Window Period for HIV | Pregnancy | Confidential, Anonymous and Names-Based Reporting Testing Believing Your HIV Test Results Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...takes for antibodies to appear. This interval between HIV infection and appearance of detectable antibodies is known as the "window period." Because individuals are especially infectious immediately after becoming infected, the window period has... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Good Day, Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection. Oh, and let us not bastardize this Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...what the 13 week nazis are still saying. The Elisa test out there right now can detect HIV Antibodies in 21 days making the window 3-5 weeks but what will the 13 week nazis say about the newer test coming out ? I have some news for you nazis we... Read more »

tests and time windows

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I don't mean to start a fight here. I know some people say 3 months is final for an antibody test. Is that for all generations of antibody tests or just the 3rd generation? Read more »

Testing window

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Just curious if anyone has any information about why Mass. would use a 6 week window? After talking to a representative from Mass, he assured me they are confident in their 6 week window regardless of generation Read more »