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Eye Floaters During Window Period

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MASTURBATION AND EYE FLOATERS

SIR, I am 19 years old, from india.I have been masturbating for last 3 years.Sometimes even twice daily.Recently i had floaters in my left eye.The opthalmologist says there is nothing wrong with my retina.My father had told me once that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your father told you masturbation causes eye problems??? If that were the case, your dad would probably be blind by now. I know I certainly would be. Masturbation does not cause floaters or any other kind of eye problems. Masturbation is both... 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 »

When is a test result definitive? (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr BSome of your boards you say that a three month test is all you need, but I was reading about... Read more »
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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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Sorry - Floaters Again...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have posted a message below. I see I am not the only one worried about floaters. I have some questions about them:

1) I know it is normal to have floaters, as most people have them.

2) Is it normal to have a profound increase in the number of... Read more »

the window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
please can someone define for me the window period. I had a sexual exposure and I had a test at 5 month and it was negative. It was an anonymous test. The nurse told me that this is enough, because an HIV test are required at 3 month. When I... Read more »

CDC window period

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I know the regulars in this forum stick by the 3 month definitive window period along with many other reputable websites.

I called the CDC today to ask why they would even suggest a 6 month test despite all the data that is out there that indicates... Read more »

just need a little help in my "window period"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know that I have to wait several more weeks for a definative test....but I have a quick question. I really haven't had any "symptoms" so to speak, not that that matters really, but not having them is helping me exist through the waiting period. ... Read more »