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Psoriasis 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 »

Re: What happens in Vegas...PEP HELP

Thank you for your reply,I understand your position on the PEP being offered, however in your opinion would you have recommended it? And from what Ive read the 2 drug PEP would more than likely been the regimen recommended for an unknown status...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a year because I got really sick.So my result was negative today before I started pep. I wanted to know if my testing window period will change for the sexual encounter that took place 4 months ago or should I trust in a 4 month negative??????PEP... Read more »

Please help ease the stress

Dr Bob,I have read may of the archives and am still confused on a couple of topics.1. I am an auto-immune factory. I have psoriasis, vitiligo and a hand rash disease (I think it is called dishydrosis). Will any of these alter the window period...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.I am not aware of any reports that would suggest psoriasis, vitiligo or dyshidrosis alters the duration of the window period for HIV testing. 2.No.3.Thrush is fairly common and the vast majority of cases have absolutely nothing to do with... Read more »

Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of us finding the truth about HIV. I have found nearly all of your posts on "saliva" but it seems my following question has not been asked and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless it contains visible HIV-tainted blood. This includes "saliva of all stages." The only potential exception involves infants ingesting pre-chewed food from an HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT THE HELL... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...all genital warts. Gardasilâ„¢ is a recombinant vaccine (contains no live virus) that is given as 3 injections over a 6-month period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasilâ„¢ does not... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...vigorous, prolonged oral sex ("deep-throating"). Avoid mouth or throat trauma caused by a large number of partners in ashort period of time. Taking Care of Yourself Any type of sexual activity with an infected person carries a risk of... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
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Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...not get out of bed the next for 2 months I have gradually lost some of the fatigue but now deal many infections (thrush,EBV,psoriasis,low testosterone,low b-12, mouth sores,ect) these are real symptoms. I have been dealing with this (virus) for... 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 »

Thought this might help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have the same type of outcome. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN SICK AND TESTED NEGATIVE OUTSIDE THE WINDOW PERIOD IF THEY HAVE HAD TCELL TESTS PERFORMED? IF SO HOW LONG AFTER THE ONSET OF THE ILLNESS AND WHAT WERE THE CD4s, CD8s,... Read more »

Still Not Convinced - 10 Months Later

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I would like to relate my story in hopes that it may help some of you out there. I am a Gay White Male who is closeted. I had an encounter where I masterbated another man in a steam room last August 3rd(afterward, I noticed that I had a open sore on... Read more »