Hiv Symptoms Rare After 6 Weeks

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HIV Testing

...people in healthcare settings. This should result in more general HIV testing in the US. You can arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek,...
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Unprotected Intercourse with a POZ women..Strong Symptomes but neg at 12 weeks !

Hi DR. I'm 32 years healthy male, I have had unprotected vaginal sex with a women that told me lately that she is poz for 2 years now and she is untreated yet, after 15 days, I had fever of 37.7 C for more than 3 weeks ,muscle pain, white tong,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...semaines. C'est extrmement rare qu'une personne infecte soit srongative 12 semaines aprs la transmission du virus mais sropositive 6 mois aprs l'exposition. Je conviens que tu dois te faire faire le test six mois aprs l'exposition parce qu'elle a... Read more »


Thank you Doc. All of my antibody tests were HIV 1/O/2 by quest,labcorp, and rapid tests oraquick and clearview complete. I also had specific HIV-2 EIA done at 55 weeks of last exposure and was negative. Is that good enough? Is the HIV-2 window any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...again Dec 27, 2010Doc, I hope you will clarify a few things. As you recall I have had MULTIPLE HIV antibody tests out to 64 weeks with latest test being complete clearview which was neg. I also have had prior nat testing. They were HIV-1 proviral... Read more »

TESTING LIMITATIONS???--I really need answers please Doctor Bob-- WILL DONATE $100.00

Doctor, I have asked you these questions previously but hope you will answer for me as well as others. I had MULTIPLE exposures with ASIAN women here in the United states at massage parlors over the past 3-4 years. My last exposure was september of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anxiety related to this issue and assist you in accepting the overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that you are HIV negative.6. No, absolutely not.Thank you for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »

I know what you usually say about symptoms but.....

Hi there Doctor Bob. I know you say not to go by hiv symptoms but I have a unique situation. I have noticed that the majority of people that write to you have vague symptoms (head ache, cough, etc.) I on the other hand have swollen lymph nodes which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You "know what (I) usually say about symptoms . . . ," so I won't say it again. Oh hell, yes I will! Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in determining who is and is not HIV infected!!!As for your "unique" situation of swollen lymph nodes . .... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...Fluconazole (Diflucan) is taken at 200 mg the first day, then 100 mg once a day thereafter. Treatment typically lasts two weeks for oral or skin candidiasis and three weeks for esophageal infection (or two weeks after symptoms clear up,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...Is It Taken? Nevirapine is available in 200-milligram (mg) pills. The recommended dose for adults is 200 mg per day for two weeks (the lead-in period), then 400 mg per day (200 mg twice per day). It is important to follow this schedule to... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...sore throat and chills. Symptoms start to develop from one to four days after being infected with the virus and often last 1-2 weeks or longer. Headaches may appear at the start of a fever. Stomach problems are rare, but they may occur in young... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

... What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard Read more »
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Not 100% confident on 13 and 17 week negatives

Posted by Impossible, 2 Replies
...alot of work with HIV and helped make some of the assays used in testing. He mentioned how I had a viral load test(PCR) at 6weeks post exposure but I'm not sure if it was a RNA or a DNA PCR all I know is the result said undetectable i'm fairly... Read more »

6 weeks no illness feel good factor

Posted by Kiltedone, 1 Reply status, I have no way of knowing if I am HIV + or not. And I know that people will come back to this and say there are no symptoms of HIV, this could indeed be the case. I like many other are relying on the majority held view that 12 weeks is... Read more »

Read his Symptoms from year 2000 - tested negative

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...myself and I accidently squized the tip of my penis several times very hard. So theoratically, I was exposed to the virus. 6weeks(38 days) after my exposure I developed myriad of symptoms and they are chronologically listed. Week6: Flu like... Read more »

Symptoms on the night of the act

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey, I had unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a girl in November. Woke up later that night with the sweats, next day had a sore throat. Went to the clinic and got shots and meds for the usual STDs (which seemed to clear up the sore throat)... Read more »