Hiv testing period

Common Questions and Answers about Hiv testing period


Avatar m tn We know approximately how long it may take a person to produce antibodies to HIV based on years of data, research and advancements in testing. A person who has contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vast majority of those who contract HIV will show up positive between 4—6 weeks after infection.
Avatar m tn I suggest that you work with your doctor to look for other causes of your symptoms because there is no doubt that you do not have HIV. Further testing for HIV is a waste of time and resources. In answer to your specific questions: 1- my doctor said I have Low WBC, does LWBC delay the HIV antibody as my body can not fight the virus ( the doctor says it could be!!) ? Your doctor is incorrect. If you had HIV your low white blood cell count would not delay production of antibody.
Avatar m tn // Read the follow-up comments, which contain the important take-home information.) The fact is that the DNA PCR tests are almost 100% valid, all by themselves, within 10-14 days of exposure. And the combination of negative DNA testing plus antibody testing, at 4 weeks or more, are absolute proof that a potentially exposed person was not infected. In other words, you are home free.
Avatar m tn I had sex with a female SW and a hole developed in the condom after about 15 seconds of sex. I just tested negative again at the 7 month period with Oraquick home HIV test. My concern is I thought I was done with all the worrying when I got back on the Internet and read all this stuff about people testing positive after the window period when they used a different test assuming blood. Is oraquick really missing that many infections. I see here about 4-5 people a day have the same concern.
Avatar m tn Is the hiv elisa test{without the confirmatory test}the most reliable and accurate for detecting the hiv virus if you wait outside the 6 month window period?Is a second, third or fourth generation superior to a first generation elisa? Also why do blood banks use naat and other fancy tests to detect hiv? Do they do that to simply shorten the window period or would such fancy tests as naat, antigen, etc.
Avatar m tn After the original infection, it takes between 2 weeks and 6 months for antibodies to HIV to appear in the blood. The period between becoming infected with HIV and the point at which antibodies to HIV can be detected in the blood is called the seroconversion or "window" period.
Avatar m tn With regard to HIV testing, how come my clinic's website is saying it may take up to 6 months for antibodies for HIV to show up? I thought 3 months was accurate?
Avatar f tn does valtrex have any effect on the hiv window period seeing that study finds that valtrex lowers hiv viral load Also,would taking valtrex shortly after exsposure to hiv delay hiv window period like pep does . I don't understand how it could not .
Avatar f tn There is evidence that taking some types of antiretroviral medicines - HIV meds - will work as a protecton against getting new HIV infection. So it is likely that if you did not pick up HIV on the first occasion then it will have hopefully been averted on the second occasion. The certain answer to your question will be to do a 4th generation HIV test at 4 months after finishing PEP.
Avatar m tn Otherwise a test now, would cover your for a period prior to those 3 months and then you would have to wait 3 months for a conclusive result using conventional HIV testing (generation 2 or generation 3). But better testing tool is now available and recommended by the CDC. It's the 4th generation test.
Avatar m tn Are my hiv test results accurate and reliable? Would hiv antibodies be delay from june 3 incident?
Avatar f tn The DUO test is an HIV test that looks for antibodies for HIV-1 and HIV-2 and also looks for evidence of the p24 protein which is on the surface of the HIV virus particle.
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Avatar f tn Sir what is window period of hiv test .sir nurse told me window period is 6 month .sir i am so scared.
Avatar f tn Hello, basically, i understand a conclusive result occours at 3 months, but from browsing other sites and even looking at the NHS (National Health Service UK) website i found this info: "Anti-HIV testing (window period of 15 days, test sensitivity 99.9%, error frequency of 0.1%), or an HIV combined antigen/antibody testing (window period 11 days, test sensitivity 99.9%, error frequency of 0.1%), or HIV RNA testing (window period 9 days, a combined test sensitivity of 99.
Avatar f tn Manufacture of tests do controled testing to set a window period and as time passes techonology gets better. So in 2004 after years of controled tests and millions spent the manufactures applied to have the window period moved from 6 months to 3 months. The FDA approved this and the CDC has gone along with it. It boils down to tests being more senestitive and the millions of dollars it takes to confirm the shorter window period.
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