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Muscle Ache During Window Period

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. ...
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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
...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? Mar 1, 2010Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question... Read more »

DR. JAMES, PNEUMONIA+URI+MUSCLE PAIN, WHATS WRONG WITH ME?? HELP ME PLZ!!

Good morning Dr. Bob. I am so scared because withing the last 12 months i caught pneumonia and 6 months after i caught and upper respiratory infection and now im having shoulder pain. The strange thing is that i am a young adult. I got a negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nostril hair . . ."????? That's an extremely odd risk factor!!!!A negative FDA-approved HIV-antibody test taken outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every time. Yes, your result is WOO-HOO-able. My advice:1.Stop smoking. If you... Read more »

Window Period

Dear Dr,Recently exposed to unknown amount of blood during hospital visit with fresh cut on my hand, washed it off but did not take PEP drugs. Two weeks later develop fatigue and muscle aching, night sweat, tongue blemish, cold sore, dementia,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have had an infection like strep throat caused by the Streptococcus bacterium. It has nothing to do with HIV tests.The "window period" for HIV infection is considered to be three months for most types of potential HIV exposures. HIV tests taken... Read more »

WAHOOO!!!

Dr Bob, just went for my 3 month 1 week test today, after a negative 6 week. I had a low risk razor blade exposure even though I didnt know the status of my friend who used it...but managed to convince myself my swollen glands ( even tho doc...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"WAHOOO" or WOO-HOO. Congratulations either way.Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Skeptical about window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...About the window period...I am skeptical of the current party line, that the window period for becoming antibody-positive is six months max. I had Read more »

Window Period, story and questions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test at 4 months Negitive the chances of me showing positive are not high at all but its tough to just forget about it. Every muscle ache or 'thing' that I notice on my body must be from HIV is what my mind is saying. Right now my right leg is... Read more »

For those in the window but with a negative result

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Just to retake the positive feeling in this forum and to help others, how many of you are in the 3 month window period with 4, 6, 8 weeks negative tests? Im starting this thread to help those friends that ask about it. Just to share experiences. Read more »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I also noticed joint pains and muscle aches.. But what I didn't realise at that time was the any person can have joint or muscle pain, but just dismiss it. However when I had HIV on the back of my mind, I kept on thinking about the muscle/joint... Read more »