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Diarrhea During Window Period

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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
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 »

Doubt about window period

Doctor: I want to know why some websites uses 6 months and others 3 months as a definitive window... Read more »

Window Period

Dear Dr,Recently exposed to unknown amount of blood during hospital visit with fresh cut on my... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


What Is Diarrhea? Is Diarrhea Dangerous? What Causes Diarrhea? How Do I Know What Is Causing My Diarrhea? How Is Diarrhea Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and volume of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange


Diarrhea -- an increase in the frequency and decrease in the consistency of stools -- can be caused by many antiretrovirals. This is an important side effect to keep in check, and any diarrhea that is frequent, watery or lasts for more than a couple... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Try Conquering Diarrhea by Managing Your Diet

Diarrhea affects most people living with HIV at one time or another. While some individuals have found the right combination of food or medications to make diarrhea manageable, for others it is a living nightmare, putting limitations on their daily... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Diarrhea: It's Not Something That You Just Have to Learn to Live With

Many people living with HIV/AIDS struggle with diarrhea every day. They don't bring it up and they don't readily talk about it. When asked if they have any current HIV symptoms, they say "no," forgetting or not realizing that the diarrhea they have... Read more »
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Which test will be more reliable ? Is the window period 3 months ( 84 days) or 6 months ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
Which test is the most reliable test ? And what is the window period - 3 months or 6 months ? Does symptoms - fatigue,rash diarrhea goes on for a long time ? Read more »

And the window period debate goes on!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

the great window period debate.....
By Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. (29-Jul-1998)

Dear Dr. Gallant,

There seems to be some discord in the HIV community about the current status of the window period. The CDC says 6 months. The GMHC says 3 months.... Read more »

Window period of 30 months

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies

I just seroconverted after 30 months since exposure. YES, 30 MONTHS. During this period my
viral load was always undetectable, I had a negative DNA PCR, a negative culture for HIV-1, but I always
felt sick and my... Read more »

The lovely "freak out" window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Let's see what you guys think! I'm sure Dr. Franscino is getting sick of my emails, but it helps me get thru each day.

Here are my facts:
Had unprotected oral sex with an escort and she kissed me as well (saw the dentist two days previous so... Read more »