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Gonorrhea

...disease. CDC estimates that more than 700,000 persons in the U.S. get new gonorrheal infections each 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 control program in the mid-1970s. After several years of stable gonorrhea rates, however, the...
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Generation of test conclusive

Hi thank you for helping people in need and ill defenitly will donate.. My question is regarding anal with rectal bleeding i was insertive partner his status unknown one tme thing.... have had plenty of symptoms but a negative home access at 3months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The generation of an HIV-antibody test assay does not change the seroconversion "window period." A negative HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark is generally considered conclusive, barring extenuating circumstances. Read more »

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
...open to you, but I do not feel it is necessary or warranted.As for the ongoing discussion (and confusion) surrounding the HIV window period (six weeks v. three months v. six months), I've discussed this topic frequently in this forum. I'll repost... Read more »

Rectal Bleeding... very scared PLEASE HELP!! DR.B

Hello DR.Bob... I have a very short question... Does HIV cause Rectal Bleeding? Or can it be a sign of seroconversion? I had anal sex about 2 months ago, the condom popped. did not have any bleeding then but 1 month later had some bleeding, then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Rectal bleeding is not a sign of HIV seroconversion or symptom of HIV disease. The only reason for concern is that your condom failed. Consequently Read more »

Am I infected?

Dr. Robert:Thanks for taking up my question sir. I am 34 yr old male and had anal sex with male 6 weeks ago. I used condom but it broke during intercourse and i never realized till in ejcualte and pulled out found condom was broken. They guy also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Condom failure does put you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV, particularly if your bottom guy was having rectal bleeding. Luckily you have both tested HIV negative at two weeks. Consequently, your risk of acquiring HIV is... Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...infected 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...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... Read more »
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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 Read more »

hiv window period 6 weeks the top

Posted by nomoreworry4me
... Massachusetts says 6 weeks call 1-800-235-2331 why there so many defferent window periods Read more »

as it is the period window?

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

Window Period, PERIOD!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...There seems to be one VERY important factor that is left out of the equation when the issue of the window period is discussed. Everybody is talking about how many people have been studied to come up with this window period; and then Read more »