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Ache In Testicles During Window Period

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Crohn's Disease extend window? Need a Wooo Hooo

Dr. Bob,Sorry for the 4th email, I don't mean to be a bother, but I am a wreck. Please, need your help. I live in the US, had unprotected vaginal encounter with what most would call a low risk female (married mother of two - but I do not know how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your controlled Crohn's disease (no current meds) would not affect the accuracy of your HIV-antibody test or alter the window period duration. In other words: WOO-de-frickin'-HOO!Dr. Bob Read more »

Uncertain of risk, and concern about one symptom (follow up)

Hello again Dr Bob, I hope you're well?I'm writing with the follow up to my previous question (16th... Read more »

aches and pains

Hi thereI switched from zerit to abacavir due to weight loss 21 months ago and the problem does... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Muscle Aches and Pains

...Permanent discontinuation of d4T should be considered for anyone with confirmed lactic acidosis. Tips for Handling Muscle Aches and Pains While discontinuing a problematic drug can often solve muscle problems, that may not be an option for... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
Project Inform

Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...concern from using tesamorelin is the build-up of tesamorelin antibodies in some people. Nearly all those with skin reactions tested positive for these antibodies. Their significance is unknown at this time, but the concern is that they could... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
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Weak Tests & Window Period Myths

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thing: I would feel a lot more reassured with these tests if there was any sort of documentation regarding this supposed window period. There is almost none, just some outdated studies with small sample sizes is all I can find. This is crazy. Why... Read more »

Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...immune system wasn't the best because I have allergies. Right now i'm felling pains between my legs, armpits and behind my ears. Periodically around my neck. Should I trust in that 13week test with my bad immune system. I,m scared to go back to... Read more »

worried : aches, rash, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...viral load test at about 2 months and it was negative. Those tests made me feel a little relieved. However, from the 1 month period until now I had and still have body aches. A couple months ago, I was working as a waiter in a restaurant and... Read more »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
...now. I am a previously healthy, 24 yo white male. I am exactly nine weeks post-exposure, so I am still in my 13-week window period. From reading Dr. Bob's past posts, I know this to be a low-risk exposure, and yes the risk is real. I believe... Read more »