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Herpes Testing And Window Period

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Dr. Bob please answer, eagerly awaiting response -Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed Follow Up Questions

Hi Dr. Bob,Sorry to be a pest, but I am freaking out (eagerly) awaiting your response to my question...The question is this...I was rimmed / oral from the prostitute late may 2007 (only possible exosure) tested 6 times after (last test on dec 31st...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests are warranted. Neither one of you has HIV so neither one of you can re-expose or repeatedly expose the other to HIV. Stop testing. Stop worrying. OK?Dr. Bob Read more »

Testing window.

Dr., I am a straight male that began a sexual relationship with a woman in March... Read more »

Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed

To Dr. Bob,On May 31st, 2007 I went to a Massage Parlour where I received oral sex with saran wrap... Read more »
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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

...primary HIV infection, antibody testing alone is insufficient. Combined HIV antigen/antibody assays reduce the diagnostic window period by circa six days compared to single antibody testing alone. The addition of a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...by having sex with someone who is shedding the herpes virus either during an outbreak or an asymptomatic (without symptoms) period. People who do not know they have herpes play an important role in transmission because they are unaware they can... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...two, when the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when antibodies (proteins made by the immune... Read more »
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herpes and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HERPES AND I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE ELISAS AT 3AND 8 WEEKS AFTER INCIDENT SEX WITH PRO PART PROTECTED BUT CONDOM FAILED. SO I HAD ALL THE SYMPTOMS. Read more »

Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
...planning to have a kid and i'm so scard to kill my wife and my kid My encounter was on dic 7.07 she was at the end fo her menstrual period and was unprotected sex. I just want to know if that's the real window period 3 mons, 6... Read more »

herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...How soon is TOO soon for a herpes blood test??? Thanks, SF 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 window period. There is almost none, just some outdated studies with small sample sizes is all I can find. This is crazy. Why... Read more »