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Avatar m tn Viral Load tests are not an approved test for early detection of HIV. One can be infected with HIV and not have a detectable viral load. It's a total waste of money. If one has had an exposure, the best one can do is use condoms for vaginal or anal sex until they have received their conclusive negative result and are in a monogamist relationship. It's that simple.
720609 tn?1328783196 There has been a recent recurrence of the "test window" debate. The CDC guidelines can seem murky, but on their page titled, "Should I get tested?," they make it clear: From the CDC How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV? Most HIV tests are antibody tests that measure the antibodies your body makes against HIV.
Avatar m tn Also had ghonorrea swab test after 1 week of exposure and came back negative. Is this window period correct for ghonorrea? Is it too early? Symptoms: No discharge, just frequent urination and icthy urethra some times (12 days after exposure), but i had this before when feeling anxious. Have discomfort in the perineal area. Does this sounds like STD sympotms?
Avatar m tn How accurate is a negative blood test at 10 weeks and a negative rapid oral test at 4 months? Just curious !
Avatar n tn gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf Page 11 #4 In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure.
Avatar f tn Also, is one pimple on each shoulder,one on chest and one on either isde of the neck the same as HIV rash or how does HIV rash looks like. Please, kindly shed more light on this issue for me because am worried sick.
Avatar m tn I'm asking this because in some sites in my country speak a lot in six months, saying only six months is that the test is definitive. By the way government entities in Brazil they speak in a window of two months, and very rare cases a window of four months. A brazilian friend told me that several countries are to discuss the reduction of the window. I am asking this questions to understand and to help people in my country who can not read English and can not see this furum.
Avatar f tn hi everyone. Whats the window period of hiv? I had a possible exposure to hiv ( oral sex with cuts) almost 2 month ago. I did an hiv antibody test 37 days after the incident, and it came out negative, but my lymp nodes remain swollen all over my body and i still have severe pain in my lower back when i stand for say 10 minutes but goes way when i'm walking, siting or sleepin and mild wrist pain, flu and coughing.. Still woried i may b on the window period. is there a need 4 me to go at 3 month.
Avatar n tn Hello, i took Hiv 1/2+P24 test called AxSym and Vidas Hiv Duo Ultra within 12,13 weeks and came back negative. Also, took PCR for HIV 1 at 35th day was also negative. But, i'm scared for HIV 2 type of virus because the girl was African. It was protected but she made oral sex to me. Do you know this period is ok to screen this virus or should i wait until six months. Because, one of our doctor is said HIV 2 type of virus needs 6 months window period.
Avatar n tn Todays tests are they the newest test out there. If persons has hiv wont the test will will show up on it .
Avatar n tn however, if I were to have protected sex from (3-17-09) up until the test, the test should be conclusive. The current test that came back neg would cover about 2 1/2 months of several unprotected sex sessions with her (including a couple around her period in which her blood was all over my penis). Do you think that during that 2 1/2 month window in which HIV anitbiotis would have had a chance to form would turn up a positive test IF she had HIV?
Avatar m tn What is the window period of hiv duo test AG/AB assay used in sydney? Is it 4 week or 6 week or 3 months?
Avatar m tn Hello I have a quick question regarding the window period for getting a HIV DNA Test. There is differing information out there ranging from 6 - 21 days. I am at the 15 day period since having unprotected sex and was thinking of getting tested at 18 days rather than waiting until the 21st day (the anxiety is really getting to me!). Would getting tested at 18 days produce a accurate result, or is it recommended to wait the full 21 days? Thanks!
Avatar m tn Hello I have a quick question regarding the window period for getting a HIV DNA Test. There is differing information out there ranging from 6 - 21 days. I am at the 15 day period since having unprotected sex and was thinking of getting tested at 18 days rather than waiting until the 21st day (the anxiety is really getting to me!). Would getting tested at 18 days produce a accurate result, or is it recommended to wait the full 21 days? Thanks!
Avatar m tn The tests were done 30 days after exposures, they came back negative. The hiv test was fourth generation test. The HBV test no idea, but was done in a Health STI clinic in Alberta, Canada. Any thoughts?
Avatar m tn But after this i (stupid i know) started looking on the internet and read a few things,i read that when you have HIV your Syphilis test window mat become longer? I also read something about when your infected with the Syphilisbacteria the HIV testing window might become longer (because the body is busy first trying to fight of Syphilis and as a result produces HIV antibodies later).
Avatar m tn After all, the need to account for EVERY single person in the population, therefore they cover persons with even the most REMOTE illness, that could hinder any possible test,...not just HIV tests. Having contacted 2 ID doctors, they too are in agreement with the views expressed on the Doctor Forum, that nearly 98% of persons show up HIV + by 8 weeks. THey too have never seen an 8 week test turn positive. But then again...it is up to you.
2073572 tn?1334304607 The window period occurs between the beginning of HIV infection and the demonstration of detectable antibodies to the virus. The window period is almost three to four weeks. Nevertheless it can be extended or longer. The antibody blood tests like ELISA, western blot test, rapid tests, performed during the window period may provide false negative results. Antibodies take almost three weeks to be produced after HIV infection. They become detectable by four or six weeks after HIV infection.