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Hiv Window Period Effected By Medication

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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Taking Medications while testing for HIV and Hepatitis

Hello Dr, I promise i will donate to the organization. I got tested for HIV and Hepatitis C and both test results came back negative. But i just realized i was taking Famcyclovir during my window period because i had the shingles. I was just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree with your doc! Famciclovir will not affect the validity or accuracy of your HIV and hepatitis tests.Dr. Bob Read more »

is use of homeopathic medicine for sinusitis during window period of hiv has any effect on hiv??? (HOMEOPATHY, 2010)

sir...i am using homeopathic medicine for sinusitis(sinus in nose) disease since nov 2009 and is continuous using that till now....on 30 mar 2010 i had a sex with a prostitute 0f unknown hiv status and on 01 sep 2010 and on 15 sep 2010 i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Homeopathic medicine will do nothing to affect the validity of your HIV test results. (See below.)Homeopathic medicine will also do nothing to treat your sinusitis or any other ailment. In fact, homeopathic Read more »

Incomplete NPEP (after anal receptive with HIV+ guy) and Window Period for False Negative

I was prescribed an NPEP regiment after a condom break with my boyfriend of 1.5 months (I was anal receptive). He had a high risk exposure (anal receptive and insertive) with an HIV+ partner in April. He told me that he tested negative at the 4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immoral! Health care reform can't get here soon enough!Turning to your questions:Your five days of Truvada will not alter your HIV window period.I have no way of knowing if your boyfriend was lying to you or not. I, too, would like to believe... Read more »

Window Period, Viral Load and Chance of Transmission

I had unprotected anal intercourse (insertive) in the 20th jan 2009 with a person I found out later was HIV +. Other than that I did not engage in any risky behaviour. I was tested for HIV with an ABBOTT Architect antibody/ antigen in the 27th of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effective antiretroviral medications.3.No. You can not use population statistics in this manner. Unprotected anal sex with an HIV-positive partner is extremely risky and it's possible to contract the virus with just a single exposure. 4.Your... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...I test Positive, does that mean that I will die? Is there anything I can do to stay healthy? Is there a cure for HIV/AIDS? What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. H -- Human: because... 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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Window Period Blues

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that I might as well do one for the window period, which I think, as well, as oral sex, is the biggest grey area in regards to HIV. Here we go again: 3 MONTHS vs. 6 WEEKS If one was to only test based on the guidelines of the country they live... Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...repeat testing should be done at three or more months to rule out the possibility of a false-negative result within the window period. If the ELISA test is negative at three months or more after an exposure, the individual is extremely likely to... Read more »

Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
...I was corcern about will she miss up my testing period . I been tested from two weeks two 19 months negative I have did few hiv rna etst at 4 weeks and 8 weeks and 12 weeks and 6 months and 9 months was hiv dna by pcr was not detected . 10... Read more »

Questionaire on AIDS and Treatment For HS Biology

Posted by thom26
...to get tested for HIV and what method of testing was used? How long did you wait before you got tested? Did you have a window period? 3. Do you know how you contracted HIV and when (Ex: needle, sex)? 4. What thoughts/emotions came to your mind... Read more »