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Penis Discharge 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 »

Meds interfering with window period?

Hey doc. I wrote you a question recently with no response (you probably thought I'm just a... Read more »

penis discharge

I have a clear discharge from my penis at times. This is random and feels and looks a little like... Read more »
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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 »
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Aftershock

"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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The AIDS Theatre Project

The room is dim and depressingly institutional. The last vestiges of sunlight fight their way through grimy windows to compete with fluorescent lights that cast harsh shadows on all the occupants of the room except one. Kevin Frazier seems to glow... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Genital Hygiene Affects Risk of HIV Infection

Two new reports suggest regularly washing the penis lowers the risk of HIV infection in both circumcised and uncircumcised men. Male circumcision is associated with reduced HIV prevalence, Dr. Nigel O'Farrell of Ealing Hospital in London and... Read more »
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Window Period Post From HIV InSite

Posted by notanonymous
this was a response to a question about the conflicting answers one might get about the window. answered by the hiv prevention editor at HIV InSite. good site bytheway.

There are several problems I've had in answering this question to people's... Read more »

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 6 weeks or 3 months or 6 months or more

Posted by Timmy, 2 Replies
Negative antibody cmia test at 94,95 and 108 days. Undetectable hiv RNA test at 108 days. Exposure end march and still having sore throat, candidiasis on the penis, muscle pain , exhaustion and pain in the eye ball after all the symptoms from 2nd... Read more »

Interesting window period question:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know that this scenerio would be impossible, but just bare with me for a sec.

If someone were to seroconvert at say 6 weeks, and then we were able to eliminate the HIV virus (so the person is now neg), would that person seroconvert at exactly the... Read more »