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Dizziness During Window Period

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV
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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 »

Aids test

Hello my name is justin im very worried that I Have HIV or even AIDS Iv gotten tested several times over the last few years but the find nothing All though it seems so obvious that this is what it has to be Im very worried im getting worse and worse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. A negative HIV-antibody test taken outside the window period trumps symptoms each and every time. The symptoms you describe are not worrisome for (or even consistent with)... Read more »

Considering Stopping PEP

Doc Henry,I recently started taking AZT and Stocrin as a PEP regimen because of a risky encounter with a Thai prostitute (protected vaginal, unprotected deep oral). The meds have caused a ton of problems for me: tingling hands, extreme fatigue,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...further. Your only theoretical exposure would be limited to the remote possibility that your partner was still in her window period. In other words, she was HIV infected, but had yet to develop detectable levels of anti-HIV antibody in her blood.... 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 »
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 »

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...take abacavir or an abacavir-containing medicine again; death could occur within hours. If abacavir treatment is stopped for a period of time, it is important that a doctor be notified before restarting the medicine.The medicines in Trizivir,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...should be increased by 50%. When taken with anticonvulsants Dilantin (phenytoin), phenobarbital, or Tegretol (carbamazepine), periodic monitoring of blood levels of anticonvulsants and Sustiva should be performed or alternative anti-seizure... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections related to HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage ... Read more »
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Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply unaware if he wore a condom. He assures me he did but I am not sure if i believe him. I have also being feeling a little dizzy over the last few days. My questions are: 1. Does a low white blood cell count indicate possible infection? 2. Are... Read more »

Stress and Testing Negative after window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...which push the body into a hyped-up state - the ancient ``fight or flight'' response. When cortisol levels fly high for extended periods of time, there's no relaxing, no sound sleeping and the prolonged tension causes headaches, irritability,... 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 »

To Tom and Dude

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Tom and Dude and Worried 2000, Sounds like you are both in the window period like me. I am almost at 3 months. i am very worried. where are you guys at? how are you trying to keep things together? Read more »