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Window period for 1st generation test

Hi All

I just wanted to know

Dr Sean from HIV International community quoted

"Some laboratories are still offering 1st generation HIV tests which are thoroughly unreliable within the modern window period"

in the below thread

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV---International/condom-slip-risk/show/1350061

So whats the window period for 1st generation test ? is it more than 3 months?
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Ask Dr.Sean, not us.

YOU DON'T HAVE HIV.
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hey ..today i contacted with my lab where i have got tested negative before a year back after 95 days of exposer. They are saying that my result is conclusive. If u have HIV then It will easily detected within 2-3 month of exposer.If u have got negative result after 3 month u are not infected.
Pls tell me is there any possibility that my test was positive by mistake they put negative at my report.
That lab was very good and having NABL, ISO certifications.
Test only once after 3 month is Conclusive.
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Your post is causing more harm then good.

Lastfault...you don't have HIV.
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My Apologies Vance

I just wanted to know whether what Dr.Sean quoted was true...

Am from a 3rd world country ,i have no clue what generation was i tested for my exposure

I got worried when i saw this post...

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Then call your testing center
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