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Unprotected Anal Sex Window Period

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3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... Read more »

Unprotected Oral Sex but Protected Anal Sex between Gay Men

Hi Mr. Cordova:I'm 24 year old male, had casual sex with an online member of a gay/bi dating... Read more »

"window period for HIV testing" 7 after unprotected sex

I had unprotecting sex about 7 months ago. I am not sure if this person has been infected with any... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Methamphetamine and Sildenafil (Viagra) Use Are Linked to Unprotected Receptive and Insertive Anal Sex, Respectively, in a Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men

In the current study, researchers investigated the association of methamphetamine, sildenafil, and other substance use with unprotected receptive and insertive anal sex among men who have sex with men (MSM) through an encounter-specific analysis.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Highlights Health Risks of Unprotected Anal Sex Among Heterosexual Women in New York City

Unprotected anal sex poses well known health hazards for men, but new research suggests that the practice is a significant health issue for women as well. More than 100,000 New York City women engage in anal intercourse each year, according to a new... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Condoms and Condemnations -- Another Look at Unprotected Anal Sex

Barebacking. Again. For those of you who don't already know (were you abducted by aliens or something?), "barebacking" is what we call it when gay men engage in unprotected anal intercourse. Recently, I read an article in a local gay and lesbian... Read more »
Connect With Others

Window period for DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings,

I had possible exposure to HIV 3 weeks ago. In a week's time I am leaving for a place that doesnot have any discrete HIV testing facilities. I am tempted to go for a DNA PCR test.

It would help a lot if you can tell me what is the actual... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

Window period - Clarify once and for all

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I just want to clarify to those who keep asking why there is a descrepancy about 6 week, 3 month, or 6 month window period? The reason is that when HIV testing first came out, the test require 3-6 months to detect the antibodies. Keep in mind this... Read more »

WINDOW PERIOD-RE-POST

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection
Oh, let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) says:
Th... Read more »