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Rectal Bleeding During Window Period

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Protected anal sex with rectal bleeding

Sorry if this question was asked before Dr Frascino, saw similars with female sex/menstruation but nothing like my particular case. Anyway, yesterday had protected insertive anal sex with a male of unknown status. During sex I noticed that there was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break, your HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate latex or intact skin. No way. No how. If infected fluids were to come into contact with the mucosal... 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... 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.... Read more »
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To everyone-a note about window periods & symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I've been on this board for over a year and I see the same topics debated over and over and over and- you get the point.

Window period is 90 days to 180 days- period. If you have a negative antibody test result at 90 days (do not bother taking one... Read more »

The lovely "freak out" window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Let's see what you guys think! I'm sure Dr. Franscino is getting sick of my emails, but it helps me get thru each day.

Here are my facts:
Had unprotected oral sex with an escort and she kissed me as well (saw the dentist two days previous so... Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... 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 there are the... Read more »