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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016 in Pregnancy
Question: hello dear sir
people saying HIV window period is 3 months .
even ur doctors also saying same only.
but some doctors n lab people saying window period 6 months.
wich is right 3months or 6months?

i am confused plz tell me exact and 100% window period.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
3 months

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
HIV window period is approximately3 months after the exposure.
It comes positive in the blood test3 months after the exposure.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 16 minutes later
thank u madam.
i have went check up 6th week p24 test.
its negative.
lab people told 99% negative
for confirmation 3 months u can take one more test.

which is more accuracy test at 3 month.

after 3 months if comes negative , should i need test again?

plz madam give me proper answer.
thank u XXXXXXX mam.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
No further test needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, if the confirmatory test after3 months comes negative, then there is no need of any further test and you are definitely free from HIV infection then.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 49 minutes later
then why some people still saying 6 months?
which test should i take after 3months?

for whom require 6 months?
thank u madam.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
No need to wait for 6 months

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
There is no need to wait for6 months for confirmation.
Confirmation after 3 months can be done with ELISA testing.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 13 minutes later
thank u madam .
after 3 months test i will get back to u madam.

and last question p24 combo test after 6 weeks i have taken result is negative.
is dat good test madam?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
p24 is a very good test

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Yes, p24 is a very good detecting test for HIV.
You can get back to me for further communication by asking a direct question to me on the health care magic portal.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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