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Red Spots 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
...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 »

could this be hepatitus and hiv coinfection????window period and anxiety please pleeeeeease answer

im a male teen from the uk and recently had unprotected vaginal sex where the female had bleed... Read more »

needle prick

i was recently slept with someone i didn't know for too long. I'm concerned that she might have... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... 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

...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out The Bottom Line What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is the promotion,... Read more »
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Bumpity BUMP BUMP....CDC window

Posted by Virgo, 3 Replies
...I wanted to bump this up so the WW's who are new around here can take a looksey!! http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/gap/pmtct/Trainer Manual/Adobe/Module_6TM.pdf Read more »

THE WINDOW PERIOD-THERE IS NO CONSPIRACY

Posted by Anonymous
...I believe if a respectable portion of HIV infected people were testing positive past the 6 month window period, it would have been common knowledge. . . and I believe the CDC (and other health organizations) would have bumped the window Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...but it can sometimes take as long as 6 weeks. The rash, which doesn't occur in everyone, usually consists of flat or raised red spots which are about a quarter to a half inch in diameter. The spots would "blanch" (turn pale with pressure), and... Read more »

What was I thinking????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...chills. second week I got a white coating on the tongue, thicker in the back. I scrap it off with a plastic knife, no bleedind or red spots, just more white. I went and got tested at 2.5 weeks for STDs also HIV(not worth squat, too early) The... Read more »