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Bloody Nose 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
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 »

casual contact, bloody nose

Dr Bob,If you came into close facial contact with a HIV positive person that you knew had recently... Read more »

Bloody Nose while giving oral sex

Hi Dr. FrascinoRecently I gave oral sex to a guy that I had just met. While I was giving this guy... 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 »
Body Positive

Aftershock

"I find myself going over to the window and looking at the skyline, again and again. I just keep thinking of those people in that building." --¬†Audrey "It just keeps replaying the scene in my mind. Like a big magic trick, I see those planes going... Read more »
Body Positive

The AIDS Theatre Project

The room is dim and depressingly institutional. The last vestiges of sunlight fight their way through grimy windows to compete with fluorescent lights that cast harsh shadows on all the occupants of the room except one. Kevin Frazier seems to glow... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Fund Launches New Funding Model, Says $1.9 Billion Available During Transition Period

"The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria [on Thursday] launched a new funding model that allows it to invest more strategically, achieve greater impact, and engage implementers and partners more effectively," a Global Fund press... Read more »
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Interesting window period question:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know that this scenerio would be impossible, but just bare with me for a sec.

If someone were to seroconvert at say 6 weeks, and then we were able to eliminate the HIV virus (so the person is now neg), would that person seroconvert at exactly the... Read more »

Bloody Nose While Kissing

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply
Hello. I was recently kissing a guy and when I pulled back he noticed he had a bloody nose. His blood got on my face around the upper lip and nose area. While he says he is negative, I want to be sure if I should get tested or not. Is there a risk... Read more »

Is the Window period for real? I am worried.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I realize this board is mostly for those who have been diagnosed with HIV, but I hope you allow me to vent anyway. I was recently tested negative by an elisa and a rapid hiv test. I had a sexual relationship (unprotected) last year (summer... Read more »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

What's my risk? Read more »