|STDs window period
Jun 28, 2013
Hello, doctor! I write because I have a concern about the window period of some STDs. In March I had a risk (broken condom, with a gay man. I was the bottom one) and since that day I have a sore throat, canker sores in my mouth and on the edges and the tip of the tongue I have whitish lesions that turn red when I eat or brush my teeth. I went to different doctors and have done multiple treatments but I have not improved. I've done several tests, these are the last:
CMV and EBV IgG/IgM NEGATIVE 10 weeks after the risk.
VDRL and Herpes simplex 1 and 2 igg/igm NEGATIVE after 11 weeks.
ELISA anti HIV 1/2: NEGATIVE after 12 weeks.
I want to know if my results are reliable, or if I was in the window period of such STDs.
Is there a window period for cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus? these viruses can extend the window period for HIV?
Please, help me! I'm a little worried. I don't know who to ask about these diseases in my town.
| Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
It sounds like you've done these tests after an appropriate amount of time, including HIV.
My question for you though: when you're talking to your doctors about tests and treatment are you only talking about HIV/STDs? If you are it's very important to have a broad conversation about other possible infections/conditions.
Hope this helps!
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