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Extenuating Circumstances The Window Period

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Negligible risks & extenuating circumstances for oral

Thanks for the tremendous comfort you bring to so many of us. This "frequent" question is more then worth my commitment to making a $100 donation. After performing oral on a woman sex worker of unknown HIV status within the past month,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You pose a great many hypothetical questions. I will try to respond to the most pertinent issues and then give you a final piece of advice for the way forward, OK?You write: "Or is this still so rare, despite all the potential and common... Read more »

So is this an extenuating circumstance? (DISCLOSURE)

Hey doctor, First of all I would like to send out my condolescences to you for your recent loss. I... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
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The AIDS Theatre Project

The room is dim and depressingly institutional. The last vestiges of sunlight fight their way through grimy windows to compete with fluorescent lights that cast harsh shadows on all the occupants of the room except one. Kevin Frazier seems to glow... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Fund Launches New Funding Model, Says $1.9 Billion Available During Transition Period

"The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria [on Thursday] launched a new funding model that allows it to invest more strategically, achieve greater impact, and engage implementers and partners more effectively," a Global Fund press... Read more »
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Strange circumstances

Posted by Impossible, 1 Reply
Ok so a little backround I've been somewhat promisicious in 2009 making up for lost time. I only had one partner in 2010 before these two encounters. and none after until I saw my X GF after I got my three month negative and I wanted to believe I... Read more »

More window period questions...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I tested for HIV 49 days after exposure. The lab used was Quest.
As I understand it, 95-98% of people would show antibodies by then, and since I didn't, I'm likely in the clear.

This, combined with the fact that my possible exposure was only... Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies

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Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
there has been so much info going on this board about hiv seroconversion and people get confused from info on different sites on the web. dr. bob does a nice job of explaing this i found this an interesting answer from dr. bob on this site.... Read more »