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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
4-6 weeks: Almost all (~98%) of people with new HIV infections have positive HIV antigen-antibody (AgAb, "duo", 4th generation) tests by 4 weeks, and a negative ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Contradiction in: terms. Window period is a few weeks after acquiring infection. If there are symptoms of HIV, it is no longer in the window period.
A male asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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6 months is: probably a good time to stop testing post exposure. I would recheck again in 1-2 months and if that is negative, I wouldn't worry anymore.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV Testing: There are several types of HIV tests. The common regular antibody test will not be fully valid for three to six months after exposure. The HIV duo tes ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
4 weeks.: The window period for a 4th generation antigen/antibody test is four weeks. At this time 95% of infections will be detected.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Nearly conclusive: A very few persons with newly acquired HIV require up to 6 weeks to develop positive antigen-antibody (duo, combo, 4th generation) HIV blood tests. Fo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
That's good: Glad you're okay. Keep playing safe.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: It is very unlikely that your symptoms are due to HIV, if you are in the window period. By definition, antibody tests are negative in the window perio ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
4 weeks. Believe it.: Only a few companies make most of the HIV tests used worldwide. The window period for the combo test (also called duo or 4th generation test) is the s ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
That's up to you: Consider yourself healthy if it's one of the new-style tests that's essentially always positive by 3 months (actually quite a bit less). But you will ... Read More
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