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Oral Ulcers 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
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 »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to... Read more »

Testing inside window period?!

I am irish, just back from Australia(where my sexual encounter happened) and I am going back to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Newsbriefs

Expanded Access Know What I Mean? More Golden Gate Oral Ulcers Straight Retreat Expanded Access Run out of HIV drugs to choose from? You might consider the following free programs. Also see "The Buzz ." T-20 This twice-daily self-injected... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Personal Perspective: The Tigers Outside My Window

I arrived in the U.S. in 1999 after being separated from my husband for three years. The marriage wasn't working -- he spent too much time and money drinking with his friends. When I spoke up about it, he became more and more abusive. Then he hit me... Read more »
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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 »

The lovely "freak out" window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Let's see what you guys think! I'm sure Dr. Franscino is getting sick of my emails, but it helps me get thru each day.

Here are my facts:
Had unprotected oral sex with an escort and she kissed me as well (saw the dentist two days previous so... Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the window period 3 months for oral HIV tests, or just for blood tests? Read more »

Near the end of the window period, need advice.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys.
I had two experiences in the last five months that I began to worry about after the second one. The first time it was unprotected oral (giving) with a on again, off again girlfriend, the second time protected sex (basically a one... Read more »