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Blisters During 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
...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? Mar 1, 2010Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question... Read more »

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Articles
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...all genital warts. Gardasilâ„¢ is a recombinant vaccine (contains no live virus) that is given as 3 injections over a 6-month period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasilâ„¢ does not... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...are experiencing extreme fatigue so you can be tested for anemia. Menstrual Irregularities Menstrual irregularities or period problems are fairly common in all women, but particularly in women with weakened immune systems. These problems... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... 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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Am i infected?

Posted by strick84, 1 Reply
...later. I tested negative at 4wks and i know that anxiety plays a role in this also so its driving me crazy during the window period. Can someone please give me a opinion Read more »

Testing and Window Periods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I work at a public health dept in Texas. They use a Elisa 1 test. The HIV counselor tells all clients that the test will show positive in 4-8 weeks. He also states a warning to all of those who get tested with private doctors and hospitals... Read more »

Fungal infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Dear all, I want to get some help from any of you on my personal situation. I had developed a blister on my foot due to tight shoes. When it was fully growed and then the top skin broke, the blister left the inner skin exposed. Read more »

Any comment on this?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Here is my situation. In Jan. 2000 I became really sick sorethroat, oral thrush in one spot on my gumline, an oral ulcer,fever blister, and genital ulceration. Also painful urination and some fever. The doctor just looked at me and said it was... Read more »