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Window Period and Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Anyone know if there is a relationship between the Window Period and Symptoms.. If one is having symptoms, does this mean that antibodies are being developed? How long after symptoms will one test positive? Please Explain....

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The lovely "freak out" window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Let's see what you guys think! I'm sure Dr. Franscino is getting sick of my emails, but it helps me get thru each day.

Here are my facts:
Had unprotected oral sex with an escort and she kissed me as well (saw the dentist two days previous so... Read more »

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 »

30 months window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please use your brain!!! IF any virus invaded into your body without notice, you should NOT have any response at all like fever, ARS, swollen lymp node or painful feelings. It is because your defense system is working, so that you feel the symptoms.... Read more »

Test!?!window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

I have been sick for nine months now. I had a HIV test done after 6 months of possible exposure to the virus. The test came back neg! But the strange symptoms I am having have not gone away. I was wondering if the test sometimes won't... Read more »
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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
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 »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to an appropriate archived entry that is just fine. Through my searches however, I can't find anything to answer my question. Also, before I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Certainly no apologies needed. The HIV "window period" is a confusing topic and recommendations can change as we learn more about HIV pathogenesis and the body's immune response to HIV infection and as we improve our testing... Read more »

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 »

hiv test+window period

Dear Dr Frascino,First of all, pardon me for my bad english but I'm french and did not practice often my english.My question concerns the window period because I notice some differences between France and U.S in non infection of HIV regarding...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Salut!J'essayerai de te rpondre en franais. Malheureusement je ne peux pas expliquer les diffrences entre Les Etats-Unis et la France en concernant l'poque de fentre. (Je sais que cela n'est pas la phrase correcte, mais j'espre... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Caring for Someone Sick at Home

How Flu Spreads Medications to Help Lessen Symptoms of the Flu Steps to Lessen the Spread of Flu in the Home Household Cleaning, Laundry, and Waste Disposal This document has been updated in accordance with the CDC Recommendations for the... 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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

Early Symptoms Many people will not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. They may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness... Read more »
AIDS.gov

H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV: How U.S. HIV Health Care Settings Are Gearing Up for the 2009 Flu Season

Miguel Gomez: This is Miguel Gomez with AIDS.gov, [www.aids.gov ] and I want to welcome everyone to our webinar and conference call on H1N1 preparedness and HIV/AIDS. And during the course of our time together I really hope that we'll be able to... Read more »