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Bloody Nose During Window Period

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Can HIV particles rest in nose hair & become reactivated if nose bleeds?

Hello Doctor Bob, I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus. But I wouldn't be asking if I wasn't worried. Thank you sir. Could I get HIV if I inhale an HIV air particle from a close-by HIV+ person and the particle remains in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You state: "I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus." I absolutely agree, but would leave off the "might sound a bit" and substitute "is"!Your fears are totally unwarranted. HIV cannot be transmitted that way.You also have a... Read more »

RE: TESTING LIMITATIONS---I DONATED AS PROMISED

Doctor Bob, I did as I promised and donated to the foundation. A few main questions are this. 1)... Read more »

DayCare Staff Anxiety

I work at a daycare, and I come in contact with kids bloody noses, knees and everything else they... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Tests? 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

...infected 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...nutrition. Finally, body weight changes, stress and too much exercise can interrupt the menstrual hormone necessary for normal periods to occur. Anemia is very common among HIV-positive women and may be related to abnormal menstrual cycles.... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...herpes infections, there is no proof that it will preventthe transmission of HIV.) Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact withblood. Take care of your mouth. The likelihood of oral HIV transmission... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Nose Bleeds?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Could frequent nose bleeds be a sign of HIV infection, or are they common amongst people with HIV/AIDS? Read more »

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 »

who appovred window period for hiv

Posted by nomoreworry4me
... cdc or fda appoved window period . dont they really have to make sure they know what they are talking about before telling people about window period to Read more »