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ARS symptoms and the correlation to seroconversion and window period? more responses please

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
So i had unprotected oral, protected vaginal and 15 seconds of unprotected vaginal sex with a possible sex worker. IDK. Thought i was experiencing ARS symptoms all 4 weeks post exposure. Night sweats on three different occasions, diareaha for a... Read more »

Stress and Testing Negative after window period

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Humans have always had stress. But today's stress is particularly detrimental to the... 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 there are the... Read more »

the dreaded window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Hi all. I have a question about the HIV testing and the window period. I had an questionable encounter a few months back, and tested at the State health department. After the risk, 14 weeks, I had a negative result. The nurse told me to test again... Read more »

Skeptical about window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
About the window period...I am skeptical of the current party
line, that the window period for becoming antibody-positive is
six months max. I had sex with someone in Sept 96, and within two
days became feverish and fluey. Fever 101 lasted six... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How can stress affect you during the window period?

Here I am, I thought I was the only one that made themselves sick with worry. I stumbled across this site and feel a little relieved.4 weeks ago someone accidentally got some semen in my eye. Not much, as my eyes were closed at the time. His status...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
The human body is a complex and amazing organism, People have been known to produce a variety of real symptoms that have no basis in anything physiologically being the matter. SO the answer is a definite "yes" that the body can produce... 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...
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 »

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 »

Will this surgery affect the hiv window period??

Hi I had a recent surgery on Dec. 23, 2011, called endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) which eliminates excessive palmer sweating by the cutting of a sympathetic nerve in the body. I was prescribed nerve pain medication, antiinflamitory meds as...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The procedures and medication you received would not influence the test results. The p24 antigen in particular is not dependent on your immune system working or not. It looks for actual virus parts. DW... 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 »
Treatment Action Group

Lack of Efficacy and Safety Concerns Blight Adenovirus Vaccine Vectors

Vaccine vectors based on adenoviruses -- which are common in nature and cause severe colds -- were once viewed as promising for HIV and other intractable diseases due to their ability to induce antigen-specific CD8 T-cell responses in the majority... Read more »