Anonymous
Hello,

I have been making a research about HIV test and noticed that WHO latest factsheet (without stating 3rd or 4th generation test), most of the test Manufacturer and major recent litterature consider testing at 6 weeks after possible exposure.

I noticed that you indicate 3 months as window period.

Thank you for your Clarification,
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Anonymous
Hi,

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver Helpline, I will try and answer all your questions as best I can.

The World Health Organization considers all tests conclusive at 3 months or 84 days. As far as the 4th Generation test most HIV specialists consider this "DUO" test conclusive at 6 weeks. In BC, the BCCDC still uses the 3 month protocol since it is unknown which test you would receive. Most people develop detectable anti-bodies in 21 to 25 days . Many tests are 95% detectable at 4-6 weeks.

For further information check our website at http://www.aidsvancouver.org[www.aidsvancouver.org](www.aidsvancouver.org).

Hope I have helped answer your questions.

Best Wishes,

Renee

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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