... "Should she test HIV negative, your HIV risk would be reduced even more to the very remote possibility that she was very recently infected and is still in her window period (HIV infected but not yet producing detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies)."
I quoted this another forum. Do you think is it similiar case for me also?
btw thanks a lot for your answers (6 replies)
... Not that it matters, but 4th generation tests also search for a specific antigen, not just antibodies, that is the reason why the window period of this tests is shorter, it is very very rare to have an unreliable result at 4 weeks with this type of tests. ... (5 replies)
... After 12 weeks the results are conclusive, with a 4th generation test the window period may be even shorter, but the consensus at this point is 12 weeks. ... (5 replies)
... Hello guys and excuse my English, it's a foreign language for me. So, this is my story... I had a 3 months long relationship whit a guy wich hiv status was unknown to me. After we broke up, I started to feel very anxious about hiv so I asked him to test. ... (5 replies)
... Does the window period still start from the exposure? ... (14 replies)
... Thanks for responding so quickly!:)
Last question i have is, what is the regular "window period" after which AB are able to be detected.
Also on this topic "opnions" differ a lot, some say 2-6 weeks others 8-12 weeks and in between.
I am feeling a lot more relaxed since the regular doctors here in Holland are not reallly able to answer these kind of questions.
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... Does anybody know the window period of HIV 2? ... (8 replies)
... Do you think I am HIV free? ... (3 replies)
... All very worrying and all the unclear data you read on the window period doesn't help at all! ... (4 replies)
... Hello guys, few more concerns about hiv testing. ... (2 replies)
... i was wondering is if i had syptoms of seroconversion when i took the test or just a basic cold would that make a difference as my exposure was well outside the window period for taking the test? ... (5 replies)
... t show up on the antibody test as the window period for it is 3 months? ... (1 replies)
... Is the CDC really starting issuing new testing guidelines for duo test? Sorry I'm just curious
Guys, thank you very much for all your helps. But you know, almost everyone in the situation like me loses their nerves and so do I. I still have a little anxiety. Oh God please help me for once... (14 replies)
... esent and detectable. The US CDC recently recognized this, and issued new testing guidelines based on 4th generation tests. In the US, the CDC would consider you HIV negative based on the tests that you took. ... (14 replies)
... 12 weeks is still the official time scale for testing and personally that's what I go by, as you notice in all my posts.
The reality is, anything test past 8 weeks wont change. 6 weeks tests are more or less conclusive, but there is a 0.1% it may, which to be honest isn't worth the concern, but it could be possible although I have never heard of a 6 week test changing,... (14 replies)
... So you mean the window period for hiv testing in Japan is 8 weeks? ... (14 replies)
... ever, had a risk for HIV infection. If the condom broke, you wouldn't be here guessing whether it did. ... (12 replies)
... need further testing, you have already tested conclusively negative. I have come across many people who disappear down the rabbit hole of over testing beyond the window period and doubting their conclusive results, I even come a across one guy who did so for over four years. ... (15 replies)
... In short any test is taken at 3 months and after is conclusive. The only people who MAY need to test till 6 months are those having aggresive chemo, medication for a organ transplant or a long term IV drug user. As thats not the case her, with all your tests you are HIV negative - period. (15 replies)
... Probably i missed something but u can say i got all the symptoms that related to HIV !!! ... (15 replies)