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Protected Sex 3 Months 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
...again (6 WEEKS VS 3 MONTHS VS 6 MONTHS, 2009) May 26, 2009Dr.Bob, hope you remember me. I have a 2 questions for you. 1. I had protected sex with a retired transexual porn actress. Came to find out she also escorts. I don't know if condom broke... Read more »

what is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?

Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question regarding an eposure at a strip club... Read more »

window period of older man

Hi Dr.I am a 65 earold Asian. In a trip come back to my country, on Mid Sep and Oct 08/2008 I had... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...herpes infections, there is no proof that it will preventthe transmission of HIV.) Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact withblood. Take care of your mouth. The likelihood of oral HIV transmission... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...HIV.) If you don't use a barrier, avoid getting precum, semen, or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease) can make oral sex... Read more »
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3 month window period not be valid ? this is why

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...months? I read somewhere that many people that have HIV also have Hep A,B, or C. Does this mean every time you are exposed from unprotected sex, you need to test for Hep and wait for 6 months? Is this why Dr. Bob said when exposed with confirmed... Read more »

need some assurance

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ok I am a newbie here..been to this board for a week...I have reading some of the posts. I had protected sex with a prostitute about 2 months ago. Most ppl on this forum including my doc says I will be fine..but whats the deal with testing Read more »

3 months???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...counselor told me to never call him again or speak to him because I have a mental problem and am obsessed with HIV and he said 3 months is conclusive.. I live in downtown Manhattan...need advice Read more »

Time will tell if the windows period is questioned

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
...reason i am posting this is because i saw you people debating on the windows period subject. As you all know, my exposure was protected sex and unprotected oral in June/July 2005. My last ELISA test was the 20th of January 2006 which was... Read more »