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Red Spots During Window Period

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Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to an appropriate archived entry that is just fine. Through my searches however, I can't find anything to answer my question. Also, before I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Certainly no apologies needed. The HIV "window period" is a confusing topic and recommendations can change as we learn more about HIV pathogenesis and the body's immune response to HIV infection and as we improve our testing... Read more »

Window Period/Value of Viral Load test and ELISA at 8 weeks

Had an unsafe oral experience toward the end of February, came down with Shingles March 1 and sore... Read more »

Very Sick During Window Period

Good Morning Dr. Frascino, and I thank you so much for this site and helping me. In June I had an... Read more »
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OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... 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 »

ARS symptoms and the correlation to seroconversion and window period? more responses please

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
So i had unprotected oral, protected vaginal and 15 seconds of unprotected vaginal sex with a possible sex worker. IDK. Thought i was experiencing ARS symptoms all 4 weeks post exposure. Night sweats on three different occasions, diareaha for a... Read more »

TESTING DURING WINDOW PERIOD AND AFTER

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The most common question in last two years since this forum exist was and is about testing and window period (during the last four months I think I red hundreds of posts here going back to the begining).

I was journalist by prefoession and worked as... Read more »