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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 »

concerned college kid

Dr. Bob,I admire and appreciate the time and effort that you put into answering the questions... Read more »

Tired and scared military bound individual.

I don't mean to add literature to something that may be thoroughly covered already but after... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...because HIV was so long thought of as a death sentence, and -- let's face it -- because HIV still is a serious disease to have, coping with your diagnosis can be a real challenge. Here are some important things to keep in mind, however: You... 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

Gynecological Problems

...all genital warts. Gardasilâ„¢ is a recombinant vaccine (contains no live virus) that is given as 3 injections over a 6-month period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasilâ„¢ does not... Read more »
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Do the US and CANADA have the same HIV Tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...First of all, I love this website, it's amazing!!! All of you have helped me tremendously cope with the "Window Period" and all the trials and tribulations that come with. I Live in Canada, does anyone know if the Canadian tests (ELISA) are as Read more »

Birthday Surprize

Posted by soworried27, 1 Reply
Well today is my birthday and I have to say it has been the worst one I have ever had. I hope that my birthday wish comes true and I test negative. Read more »

could it be post traumatic stress disorder?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on and can operate as once before. others cant' and i feel it's a learned behavior that was snapped into during the window period. i'm not a shrink by no means. just deal with this suggestion for a minute. you have so many emotions, during... 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 »