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Painful Red Spots During Window Period

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems It hibernates in nerve roots when it's not causing symptoms such as painful blisters or open sores in the genital area. Herpes outbreaks can happen over and over again and may be linked to stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, menstruation, or genital friction. HIV-positive women tend to have more frequent and more difficult-to-treat herpes breakouts than HIV-negative women. Studies have found that, in HIV-positive people who also have...
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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 »

Take 2 from Australia..Please help!

Hello DocFirstly I must say you are a great guy. I have read heaps and heaps of your replies and you make me laugh and i am sure i am not the first person to say that. I would like to meet you one day (if I can ever make it to US) Now it gets a bit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...related links. There you'll be able to read about gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HPV, herpes and a host of others.Regarding the red spots and sharp itchy pain, I cannot diagnose the cause over the Internet, as I don't have the benefit of your... Read more »

The End of Window Pain

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for publishing my last post titled "Window Pain: The Beginning of the End".Well, my doctor told me I tested negative at 88 (well, actually 87 and a half days) after possible exposure. Whoohoo as they say!For the worried...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, if you've watched "Dumb and Dumber" so many times you can quote the dialog, no wonder you got "a sudden case of the stupids"! Luckily, no harm was done! WOO-HOO! Congrats!Thank you for your donations! They are both urgently needed and... Read more »

extreme weakness and fatigue

dear dr. bobim 44, married and had sexual contact with a woman on oct. 10th. there was just oral sex, no penetration whatsoever. exactly 2 weeks later i got some strange ulcera in the nose and got extreme weak and tired, had nausea a swollen...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...extreme fatigue, and muscle pain - are not consistent with the usual symptoms we see with HIV infection. Swollen glands and red spots are very common to many illnesses, particularly viruses and not directly diagnostic of HIV. Certainly you and... Read more »

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

...take abacavir or an abacavir-containing medicine again; death could occur within hours. If abacavir treatment is stopped for a period of time, it is important that a doctor be notified before restarting the medicine.The medicines in Trizivir,... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...greater risk for injury. Many people have weak bones and don't know it. That is because bone loss often happens over a long period of time and doesn't hurt. For many people, a broken bone is the first sign that they have a bone disorder. ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...medications and see a health care provider right away. Other possible toxicities include eye changes and optic neuritis. Have periodic eye exams by someone who is aware you are HIV-positive. Increased uric acid levels (indicating a number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...year. Only about half of these infections are reported to CDC. In 2006, 358,366 cases of gonorrhea were reported to CDC. In the period from 1975 to 1997, the national gonorrhea rate declined, following the implementation of the national gonorrhea... Read more »
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Prolongued symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...not a symptom. I went about my business went to pub smoked a few cigarettes... the next day i woke up with a lot of flem and 3 red spots on the back of my throat and and 2 on the upper mouth. I also had very red dark patches back of the mouth and... Read more »

What was I thinking????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...chills. second week I got a white coating on the tongue, thicker in the back. I scrap it off with a plastic knife, no bleedind or red spots, just more white. I went and got tested at 2.5 weeks for STDs also HIV(not worth squat, too early) The... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test for antibodies? Wouldn't this shorten the 3 month window period? Read more »

Is the Window period for real? I am worried.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and seem to be living in fear. Its like, I feel as though I have it, but my tests keep saying negative. Is this 3-6 month window thing really as conclusive as everyone says? Whatever the case, I dont wanna be stuck in this fear and keep... Read more »