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Itchy Testicles During Window Period

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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
...just wanted to add other physical symptoms I had during my first 2 to 7 weeks after exposure. I had severe dandruff and dry itchy skin everywhere. My skin was flaky and I even got a flaky dry looking rash on my arm near my shoulder, it was the... Read more »

Can Antibiotics taken after exposure delay seroconversion (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in the past. Unfortunately... Read more »

prolonged usage of antihistamine and window period

Dear doctor,i am an Indian male aged 23. Recently i had an encounter with a sex worker. I fingered... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...tired. Anemia can be caused by certain HIV drugs. Women may alsoexperience anemia as a result of blood loss through menstrual periods. White blood cells(leukocytes) White blood cells (WBCs) are produced by the immune system... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...when urinating, or a white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis. Sometimes men with gonorrhea get painful or swollen testicles. In women, the symptoms of gonorrhea are often mild, but most women who are infected have no symptoms. Even... Read more »
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whats the window period for testing I was raped

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...another man it happen 20 months ago I have tested with elisa and rnma and western blot and hiv dna also was neg . thanks god bless Read more »

So many symptoms, still negative

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...We have listed many resources in the links and files sections and many of us have gone to the CDC, NIH and other centers for testing. I created this board because anyone with symptoms but testing negative are usually run of other boards and are... Read more »

WINDOW PERIOD AND TEST "THE REAL QUESTION"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PRUNE THE TRANQUILITY TO GIVE, TO THIS WHICH SPENDING (PASSING) THIS DISTRESS?????? And ANOTHER QUESTION PEP DOES NOT AFFECT THE PERIOD OF WINDOW, DOES NOT SLOW DOWN THE APPEARANCE OF ANTIBODIES?? NER THE FEAR OF HAVING BEING INFECTED, Read more »

Stress and Testing Negative after window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...stress and autoimmune disorders, too. Skin: Big-time stress causes big-time hormone outbursts, often making acne, rashes and itchy patches worse. Extreme stress can cause some people to break out in hives. Digestive system: Stress causes the... Read more »