Flu Symptoms During Window Period

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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Coninfection Window Period?

Hello,I'm hoping you can provide some insight to me as I am extremely worried that I have been coinfected with Hepatitis C and HIV through sex. I have been tested for HIV at the following intervals; 3 wks (pcr), 8 weeks (antibody), 12 weeks...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No I think you are done with HIV and HCV testing. You are in the clear. Read more »

As an HIV educator I should know better.

i'm negative my partner is positive a month ago in the heat of the moment i allowed my penis to slip inside of his anus with no condom, after about 60 seconds i ejaculated inside of him and immediately pulled out, i've had flu like syptoms lasting 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not considered conclusive. The 90-day test is what you need. If you develop significant flu-like symptoms during the windowperiod, consider getting an HIV viral load test if available in your area. Learn from your personal experience and use the... Read more »

window period: 40ft glass panel or porthole?

Hey Dr BobI'll admit after my possible insertive vaginal exposure in January I've been slowly sliding towards madness, like Shakespere's MacBeth. Despite having negative ELISA tests at 5 and 6.9 months I have sinse written to you believing I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...qualify. HIV is not your problem. Fear of HIV, yes. But HIV itself, no! Tegretol and/or irregular sleep do not alter the windowperiod.So going back to Shakespeare, you must now decide TO BE (a nervous wreck) or NOT TO BE (a nervous wreck). That... Read more »

Flu shots & false positive on viral load tests

I am a middle age heterosexual male. I had unprotected sex single woman 11 weeks ago. My physician gave me a viral load test 2 weeks ago, but he gave me a flu shot about 5 minutes before in the other arm. My viral load test came out positive --...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...are usually not indicative of HIV infection (ie, false positive).If the viral load test was conducted well after the windowperiod, antibody testing should accompany it. That will give you a more accurate answer.PCR tests are not indicated for... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "windowperiod," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

... 2009 H1N1 Flu 2009 H1N1 Flu in Humans Prevention & Treatment Contamination & Cleaning Exposures Not Thought to Spread 2009 H1N1 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dec. 10, 2009 -- Weekly 2009 H1N1 Flu Media Briefing

...I am wondering if you could talk more broadly about how this compares so far with seasonal flu. I mean, I know the time period is different. But are you thinking now that this is, you know, taking a worse toll than seasonal flu generally... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dec. 4, 2009 -- Weekly 2009 H1N1 Flu Media Briefing

...telecommuting or being at work because they got a vaccine and didn't get sick. So going forward, I think we're still in a period where we're changing gears from a time when there was not enough vaccine to a time where vaccine is ... Read more »
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Skeptical about window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...About the windowperiod...I am skeptical of the current party line, that the windowperiod for becoming antibody-positive is six months max. I had Read more »

Weak Tests & Window Period Myths

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thing: I would feel a lot more reassured with these tests if there was any sort of documentation regarding this supposed windowperiod. There is almost none, just some outdated studies with small sample sizes is all I can find. This is crazy. Why... Read more »

Window Period and Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does Anyone know if there is a relationship between the WindowPeriod and Symptoms.. If one is having symptoms, does this mean that antibodies are being developed? How long after symptoms will one Read more »

30 months window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms. Antibody is one of the tools that your defense system used. If the EIA test is not able to pick up any antibody in certain period of time, that means your immune system is NOT working at all. Then you may already die because of simple... Read more »
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