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Chest Cold During Window Period

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells....
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HIV and Iritis

I had unprotected oral sex with a man about eight years ago. I gave and received oral sex. There was no volume of semen passed, but I can't be sure if there was any pre-cum. I went through the symptoms of swollen glands, white spots on tongue and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Oral sex carries only a very slight risk for HIV acquisition. It is extremely unlikely that your iritis is HIV related. If you are uncertain about the timing of your HIV-antibody test eight years ago, why not just repeat it for peace of mind? A... Read more »

What to start first and treatment window

My best friend (only 18yrs old) has just been infected with HIV/HCV and just confirmed this month. He has oral thrush and one chest infection since this time(seems fast- where is the 8-10 year window). We do not have his labs back but what should...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask excellent questions, but it is difficult to answer since there are so many other missing pieces of data that are important. I would be certain that he sees either an HIV specialist who is comfortable treating both infections, or an HIV... Read more »

obama speech and i am crying dr Bob

dr bob if from one year feet and hand are burning and in addation to this from one year having sore throat, candida in mouth ,also sweating with chills and 99 c temperature ,congestion in chest and coldness and hotness in brain like some thing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possible HIV exposure. "Symptoms" are unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. A negative HIV test outside the window period (three months) trumps symptoms each and every time. Consequently if you've had a negative HIV test and... Read more »

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 »
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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

What Is HIV?

...tested. That is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA... Read more »
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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 »

Stress and Testing Negative after window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...which push the body into a hyped-up state - the ancient ``fight or flight'' response. When cortisol levels fly high for extended periods of time, there's no relaxing, no sound sleeping and the prolonged tension causes headaches, irritability,... Read more »

Window Period, PERIOD!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...There seems to be one VERY important factor that is left out of the equation when the issue of the window period is discussed. Everybody is talking about how many people have been studied to come up with this window period; and then Read more »

as it is the period window?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...as it is the period window? Read more »