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Painful Urination During Window Period

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (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 for HIV
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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 »

Uncertain of risk, and concern about one symptom (follow up)

Hello again Dr Bob, I hope you're well?I'm writing with the follow up to my previous question (16th Sept) as you requested. It's been a while, but I had to wait a week or so for my ultrasound scan, and then HIV testing at my local clinic takes two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Ross,Welcome back to the forum. Congratulations on your negative HIV status! As for the testicular pain, if it persists, I'd recommend you get an evaluation from a urologist. Repeating your hepatitis screening in six months is fine. (I'm... Read more »

Why do Doctors order tests inside the window period?

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you so much for the wealth of knowledge you give to this site. I have learned a great deal about HIV that I did not know before.I have a question regarding testing. Why do some doctors/healthcare centers order patients HIV tests if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Carl,HIV-screening tests are ordered during the window period for a wide variety of not very good reasons:1.Patients demand it.2.Health care providers are unclear on the concept of window Read more »

Need expert advice

Dear Doc BobFirst of all, thank you for the work you do. I have been reading the posts for over 3 months. Oh by the way, those criticisms you received awhile back were unwarranted.But I wont get into that, will run out of space.On to my situation. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not your problem. No way. No how. No further HIV tests are warranted. Negative FDA-approved HIV tests taken outside the window period trump symptoms each and every time. Your assumption that if you contracted Gardnerella from an escort you... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...diarrhea, stomach pains, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin/eyes, changed skin color, dry mouth/sore throat, taste changes, painful urination, indigestion, joint pain, hives, and liver toxicity. Itchy/dry skin, ingrown toe nails, and hair loss... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...irregularities or worse premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some women have excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether (amenorrhea). If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention to determine the cause. It is important... 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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Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
...planning to have a kid and i'm so scard to kill my wife and my kid My encounter was on dic 7.07 she was at the end fo her menstrual period and was unprotected sex. I just want to know if that's the real window period 3 mons, 6... Read more »

who appovred window period for hiv

Posted by nomoreworry4me
... cdc or fda appoved window period . dont they really have to make sure they know what they are talking about before telling people about window period to cover Read more »

Any comment on this?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...became really sick sorethroat, oral thrush in one spot on my gumline, an oral ulcer,fever blister, and genital ulceration. Also painful urination and some fever. The doctor just looked at me and said it was herpes and the thrush was from the... Read more »

as it is the period window?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply it is the period window? Read more »