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3 months or 6 months ?????

Hello....Please advice
Window period stands as 3 months or 6 month

others advicing 3 n others 6 months.....
Please answer me this.....i hv been reading alot in net....few forums say 3 months n then u shud continue till 6months testing...the reason said is...the type of risk.....

your replies will be appreciated
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3 months is conclusive.

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  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results
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i respect ur answer but it depends upon what is ones risk and what type of test he is taking.
My counsellor who works in a govt. hospital, under national aids, who advised me for 6 months test, there may be some reason behind it.????

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No it does not depend on what ones risk was. Your counselor is misguided and not up to date on HIV tests and testing.
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