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Flaky Skin During Window Period

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Flaky dry skin - JB

My back is very flaky and dry-does that point to hiv?... Read more »

flaky skin

i have HIV and recently my face and scalp have become so dry and flaky. i am presently taking... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Body Positive

Aftershock

"I find myself going over to the window and looking at the skyline, again and again. I just keep thinking of those people in that building." --¬†Audrey "It just keeps replaying the scene in my mind. Like a big magic trick, I see those planes going... Read more »
Body Positive

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 »
Body Positive

The Scarlet Letters

As the window fan in Zenia's bedroom whispered thick, humid air over my body, I stared at the ceiling and tried to count my blessings. It was Monday morning and Michael was at work. I had forgotten to take my bedtime medications: a protease... Read more »
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Skeptical about window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
About the window period...I am skeptical of the current party
line, that the window period for becoming antibody-positive is
six months max. I had sex with someone in Sept 96, and within two
days became feverish and fluey. Fever 101 lasted six... Read more »

ARS symptoms and the correlation to seroconversion and window period? more responses please

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
So i had unprotected oral, protected vaginal and 15 seconds of unprotected vaginal sex with a possible sex worker. IDK. Thought i was experiencing ARS symptoms all 4 weeks post exposure. Night sweats on three different occasions, diareaha for a... Read more »

Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
Hey eveyone. My dcotor , she sent me to do these test
Panel, CBC w. dift w. plt. I went last friday (7.18.08)to the doctor, and she told me that y results are great. That'm a a young healthy guy and that according to these results and the proof "... Read more »

Some advice for those in the window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Rather than respond to every single post to people scared to death during the waiting period, I'll just post this advice for those going through this very difficult time. I went through this myself and I have some advice which has helped me think... Read more »