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Coping During The Window Period

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How to cope with the waiting of the window period

Dear Dr RobertYou have this question in your archive before and I have read it, so this is not really a question. More like a plead or search for emotional support to cope with this waiting during the window period.It is only the third day since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, I have addressed the problem many times in previous posts and my advice remains the same. Reread those responses and do consider:1.Anxiety counseling. Anxiety is a treatable condition.2.Volunteering your time to those in desperate need... 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.... Read more »


I am a medical student (I graduate in a few weeks) who was stuck with an HCV+ and HIV viral load... Read more »
Body Positive


"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 »

How is Africa Coping with HIV?

Households: Coping According to Their Ability AIDS and Education: Complex Links The High Cost of HIV to Business As can be seen from the early sections of this Epidemic Update, HIV has penetrated every country across the globe. It is... Read more »
Affording Care

Why Planning Ahead Is Important

Coping with serious illness with money is very different from trying to cope with serious illness without money. To have financial well-being while having a serious illness like AIDS or multiple sclerosis requires lead times for dealing with such... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Report Calls for $1.48 Billion to Help Developing Nations Cope With H1N1

The U.N. this week will request that wealthy nations and development banks donate $1.48 billion to help developing countries fight H1N1 (swine flu), Bloomberg reports. "Most of the money is needed for vaccines and drugs to help the least-developed... Read more »
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How to cope with window? Suggestions :)

Posted by StaySmart
Well, I posted this earlier for another post a few threads down and thought I'd repost it here. It might help for some, might not for others. Anyway, here goes. This is what I did after having unprotected oral sex (both ways) and protected... Read more »

Near the end of the window period, need advice.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys.
I had two experiences in the last five months that I began to worry about after the second one. The first time it was unprotected oral (giving) with a on again, off again girlfriend, the second time protected sex (basically a one... Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... 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 »