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Bloody Pee 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
...do so. Your work on this site and elsewhere is greatly appreciated and should be recognized.My question is regarding window periods. I had an incident in April that put me at risk for HIV (relatively low). I was tested at three weeks, six weeks,... Read more »

Previous cancer effect on window period

Hi Dr. Frascino,First of all, I'd like to say great job on keeping up with all these responses and setting so many people's minds at ease (including my own). Alas, I'm one of those who is guilty of obsessively searching around on the internet for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello James,I'll be brief. Your previous cancer would have no effect on the accuracy of an HIV-antibody test.Dr. Bob Read more »

The Return of Captain Pee Pee and his Windigo

Hey Doc, never thought I would be writing you back, but here I am. A nosebleed that appeared out of nowhere is what brings me back. Not quite sure if you remember me, but here's a quick summary:Exposure mid March 09DNA PCR Day 21Numerous Lab based...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...do so. Your work on this site and elsewhere is greatly appreciated and should be recognized.My question is regarding window periods. I had an incident in April that put me at risk for HIV (relatively low). I was tested at three weeks, six weeks,... Read more »

Captain Pee Pee & Windigo worried.

Okay Doc, here is the long and short of it. Vaginal with Korean Massage Girl mid April.8 days after "psoriaform" lesion on glans. Semen becomes yellow and clumpy, but clears after a week.Three trips to ER two weeks after exposure for vomiting,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...month negative ELISA conclusive even in an area where CRF A/E is epidimic? Can re-occuring bruises in the same location, foamy urine and a urinalysis with 40 ketones, 4 bilinogen and trace u-alb suggest infection? AAARRRRRR I'd walk the plank for... Read more »
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...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 »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot.... Read more »
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Gynecological Problems

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Gonorrhea

...including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus. How common is... Read more »
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Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
...planning to have a kid and i'm so scard to kill my wife and my kid My encounter was on dic 7.07 she was at the end fo her menstrual period and was unprotected sex. I just want to know if that's the real window period 3 mons, 6... Read more »

The Window Period

Posted by Anonymous
...transmit the virus to others if you are infected. HIV testing generally looks for HIV antibodies in the blood, or saliva or urine. The immune system produces these antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show... Read more »

Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can Anyone show me medical evidence that 3 month elisa is conclusive? Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...infection within the first month, however these tests have much higher false positive rates than ELISA tests antibody test. The new urine testing system may also have a shorter window period, but this is still being studied. Especially... Read more »