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Anal Warts During Window Period

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Incomplete NPEP (after anal receptive with HIV+ guy) and Window Period for False Negative

I was prescribed an NPEP regiment after a condom break with my boyfriend of 1.5 months (I was anal... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Surviving Anal Cancer

Anal health is not necessarily something most people want to think about let alone be proactive about. But in recent years more gay men with HIV have been diagnosed with anal cancer. I can count at least five men that I know of that have had to deal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Cytology (Pap Tests) and Human Papillomavirus Testing in Anal Cancer Screening

In the current study, investigators assessed anal oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) and anal cytology as screening tests for detecting high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN 2+), since this is an immediate precursor to anal cancer. A... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Anal Cancer Rates Higher in People With HIV Than in HIV-Negatives

HIV-positive people had a higher rate of new anal cancer than HIV-negative people in a comparison involving thousands of people in the United States and Canada. 1 HIV-positive gay and bisexual men had more than an 80 times higher anal cancer rate... Read more »
Connect With Others

surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery Read more »

Observation for those in the window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As someone who has been there and was sure he was positive, only to turn out negative on multiple tests. I can say that in the two years watching this board I have yet to see anyone write back that they tested positive. Thus try and stay calm and... Read more »

The Window Period in Michigan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

Hey All!
I just took an anonymous test through a service in Michigan and they give out generic booklets telling you about the disease. The counselor there told me that the window period information was dated in it and told me the that current... Read more »

Window Period Debate: My Story

Posted by MiamiLat, 5 Replies
Hello friends! I notice how the window period issue keeps on recurring and I'd like to share my personal story:
After a HIGH risk exposure (unprotected insertive anal) with a confirmed POS individual, I tested as follows:

NEG @ 6 weeks via OraQuick
NEG... Read more »