Window Period

What is Window Period?

Window Period meaning The time period from infection with HIV until the body produces enough HIV antibodies to be detected by standard HIV antibody tests. The length of the window period varies depending on the antibody test used. During the window period, a person can have a negative result on an HIV antibody test despite being infected with HIV. Related Term(s): Seroconversion


reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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