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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 »

Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of... Read more »

Is there a window period for Hepatitis too ?

Hi,I recently visited a doctor after suffering from fatigue/intermittent fever/loss of appetite for... Read more »

Is Lack of Sleep an Obstacle to HIV Treatment Adherence?

Past studies have shown that over 70 percent of people living with HIV-positive have had issues sleeping, compared to 10 percent to 35 percent of the general population. Lack of sleep can make one more susceptible to developing colds; it can... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Sleeping Soundly When You Are HIV Positive

Before starting HIV medication, flight attendant Terry Wong never had a problem with jet lag or sleeping. "I could sleep just about anywhere anytime," he recalls. "If I was tired and there was a bed, I would pass out and be snoring in minutes."... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange


Fatigue (tiredness, weakness or a lack of energy) -- crawling out of bed feeling like you've been hit by a truck and going downhill from there -- can be caused by many HAART combinations. Just taking all those drugs seems to wear some people's... Read more »
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"I find myself going over to the window and looking at the skyline, again and again. I just keep thinking of those people in that building." --¬†Audrey "It just keeps replaying the scene in my mind. Like a big magic trick, I see those planes going... Read more »
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risk factor and window period questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello. i've been having horrible anxiety and haven't been able to sleep very well. I messed around with a confirmed HIV positive person. I rubbed my penis along his butt, touching his anus, but there wasn't any penetration at all. Also, I tested... Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been reading alot on the window period, but am still very confused. Although, 3 months is the confirmation period, some countries accept 2 months as confirmatory. Others say that 6 weeks is good enough.Help!!!

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Window Period Blues

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. After my brief amatuer study of the risks of receptive fellatio, I decided 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 Read more »

Hopkins / Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Found the following post this morning on the window period. It's from Dr. Gallant from around 1999 or 1998. The question is about blood transfusions, but his answer is more about the window period.

Q: Having a relative who received a blood... Read more »