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Hi Doctor,

What is the window period for htlv ( Human T cell lymphotropic virus )?

Is the screening test for htlv antibodies done by the red cross conclusive after 145 days of the last exposure?

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Hello,
Thank you for your post.
The window period for the HTLV 1 and 2 antibody test is 12 weeks or 84 days.  Therefore a negative test result carried out at 145 days from a possible exposure is conclusive.
Best wishes,
Dr José
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Thank you doctor for reply.

I did also htlv I/II antibodies test after 7 months of the last exposure.

My last question is:

Can I rule out htlv now ?
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Yes, you can.  That test is conclusive after 12 weeks.
Kind regards,
Dr José
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