Hiv testing period

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Avatar n tn Hello Dr - Posting this question on behalf of a friend. Thanks for taking the question I had an unprotected oral / vaginal exposure a month back. I had the following tests at 4 week mark: 1. HIV-1 Antibody - < 1 - Negative 2. HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual - Non Reactive - Negative 3. HIV-1 DNA - Negative I have the following questions: 1. Do I need further testing or can I take these results conclusive?
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 For information on HIV testing, you can talk to your health care provider or you can find the location of the HIV testing site nearest to you by calling CDC-INFO 24 Hours/Day at1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en Español. Both of these resources are confidential. DOES IT REALLY TAKES MORE THAN 3 MONTHS FOR SOME PEOPLE??
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 n tn You did not catch HIV and there is no need for additional testing. There will be no follow-up comments or discussion. There is no information you could provide that would change my opinion or advice. Also please note that MedHelp permits a maximum of 2 questions every 6 months on the professionally moderated forums. Any new question before next March will be deleted without reply, and without refund of the posting fee.
Avatar m tn the condom came out while having sex. I am Fearing HiV infection. I got myself tested for HIV 1 and HIV 2 three months after the exposure. The result was negative. But i am not sure what kind of test methodology is used in Quest Diagonistics INDIA. Do i again need to undergo test again as i may have tested negative because of the window period.
Avatar n tn The hepatitis C virus is usually detectable in the blood within one to three weeks after infection (via PCR), and antibodies to the virus are generally detectable within 3 to 12 weeks. -------------------- Two different types of testing are noted. Viral load testing (1-3 weeks) and antibody testing (3-12 weeks). But keep in mind that viral load can go in and out of the non-detectible range early-on in the acute stage, so not always accurate.
Avatar m tn org/documents/Guidelines/Testing/GlinesHIVTest08.pdf Post testing Page 11 The need for a repeat HIV test if still within the window period after a specific exposure should be discussed. Although fourth generation tests shorten the time from exposure to seroconversion a repeat test at three months is still recommended to definitively exclude HIV infection.
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?
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Avatar f tn page=jl-11-04 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 m tn How much is it reliable for 11week and 4days after exposure for rapid HIV test?
Avatar n tn There is little if any legitimate use of HIV PCR testing in persons beyond the antibody window period, and it's not used much in that way, despite what might be assumed from the frequent reports of such testing by anxious questioners on this and other MedHelp forums.
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 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 n tn The ‘window period’ for HIV describe the period of time between HIV infection and the production of antibodies. You are right in taking the test after 5 months. However,I suggest that you repeat the test after the sixth month to make sure that any chance of false negative result is ruled out. Discuss this with your doctor for proper evaluation. Additional tests may need to be done to determine the cause of your present symptoms. Take care and do keep us posted.