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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 »

Safe blood transfusion v. Window period

Hi Doc!I have heard that places that accept blood (for storage and transfusion) can know if the... Read more »
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Kenyan HIV/AIDS Patients Face Periodic Shortages of Drugs, Hampering Treatment

Kenyan HIV patients have faced periodic shortages of critical drugs over the past six months, hampering their treatment and threatening to create drug-resistant strains of the virus, an advocacy group said Tuesday. Those few patients who can afford... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Establishment, Retention and Loss to Follow-Up in Outpatient HIV Care

Though HIV-infected patients optimally benefit from indefinite, periodic outpatient care, the initial establishment of HIV care and subsequent care retention are problematic. The study authors examined establishment, retention, and loss to follow-up... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rise in Iranian Prostitution Blamed on Strict Sex Rules, Economy

A recent serial killer in Iran was understood by some to be battling corruption and a social scourge -- prostitution. Saeed Hanaei went to the gallows for murdering prostitutes. "If I removed corruption, it was for the good of the people," his... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Lift Ban on Gay Blood Donations Say HIV Experts

Despite appeals Thursday from two prominent Montreal HIV/AIDS experts, officials from Canadian Blood Services and Hema-Quebec upheld a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM). Mark Wainberg and Norbert Gilmore of the... Read more »
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Facts. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How Do I Know If I Have HIV?


The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get an HIV test.

If you are at risk of HIV, you should have an HIV test every six months. You should also reduce your risk (see the section on Prevention).

Soon after... Read more »

What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...progression to AIDS? Read more »

Some interesting info about the WINDOW PERIOD...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi, ive been posting some messages for a while in this forum. This, I think, will be the last. I wrote a message to a very important hiv prevention and information organization in France, sponsored, endorsed and authorized by the government of... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the window period 3 months for oral HIV tests, or just for blood tests? Read more »