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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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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
...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? Mar 1, 2010Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question... Read more »

Frequent Urination / Tingling Cold Feet

Hey there. I'm a 22 year old male and I weigh 130 pounds. I started meds 2 1/2 weeks ago, and am on Kaletra (twice a day), Saquinavir (twice a day) and Truvada (once a day). I've been experiencing some tingling/coldness in my feet which seems to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your symptoms could be related to mild peripheral neuropathy, vasospasm of blood vessels, stress, and other conditions. Those problems are seen fairly frequently in persons with HIV +/- treatment. Increased urination at night can be due to... Read more »

Archives close but no cigar! EVERY SYMPTOM IMAGINABLE

Please answer me this time Dr Bob. I've continually checked the archives and though some answers come close to reassuring me, nothing quite hits the spot.A brief run down of my situation is penetrative sex with a CSW 28 weeks ago. Condom was used as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contrary indicatory: It generally means you do not have HIV!2.A negative FDA-approved HIV antibody test taken outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every time.Consequently, yes indeed I am going to say your problems are not HIV... Read more »

Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of us finding the truth about HIV. I have found nearly all of your posts on "saliva" but it seems my following question has not been asked and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless it contains visible HIV-tainted blood. This includes "saliva of all stages." The only potential exception involves infants ingesting pre-chewed food from an HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT THE HELL... Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...irregularities or worse premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some women have excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether (amenorrhea). If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention to determine the cause. It is important... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... 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

...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?

...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 test, which... Read more »
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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 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 cover 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 Read more »

as it is the period window?

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