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Sore On Mouth During Window Period

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...active should get tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are 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 should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again after two or three...
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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 »

hiv strain

hello my exposure is probably rare compared to everyone else i am in the navy and 4 months ago went overseas to Thailand and got very intoxicated and had unprotected sex with a csw when i returned home about a month later sore throat hot flashes...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The standard HIV Elisa and Western Blot confirmatory test will work with subtype E infections. Your symtoms may also be due to sexualy transmitted infections such as herpes simplex, gonorrhea, syphilis or LGV. You should have a thorough evaluation... Read more »

$100 please help exposed in Thailand

hello Doctor my exposure is probably rare compared to everyone else i am in the navy and 4 months ago went overseas to Thailand and got very intoxicated and had unprotected sex with a csw when i returned home about a month later sore throat cold...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Navy-Guy,No, the window periods are not different in Thailand compared to the U.S. and also there are no differences in window duration based on HIV subtypes. Read more »

Please Answer Me This Time!!! 3rd Time Asking!!! Neck Mass and Window Period!!

Hi Dr. Bob,I know you are extremely busy, but I would sooo appreciate your response as I really trust your advice. What you do here is wonderful for all those worried out there. And I am sooo petrified and exhausted after 4 months of no clear and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... 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 »
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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital... Read more »
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3 month window period im the exception to the rule

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
i know i am infected i was at work today and i fainted my tongue is so white with teeth marks on the side of it my body feels so hot all of it with no sweat i feel so confused like really spaced out my my lower back is killing me and this freaking... Read more »

Mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...counsellor told me don't worry about it & its not HIV. Now, 6 months later I notice I am getting reddish bumps inside my mouth on my cheeks and I had an infected salivary gland filled with puss and I break out into brief cold sweats sometimes... Read more »

mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is it possible to have only this symptom of hiv after more than 2yrs i hvae been tested 2x and i waited more than the window period 3 yrs or more so do i need to move on or what i am so convinced i have hiv and the test just isnt picking it up i... Read more »

The lovely "freak out" window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...tested. I was negative at 50 days and again negative at 57 days, which I read is accurate 95% of the time.. I still have dry mouth, itching, prickley sensations, nausea, diarrhea, sore/stiff neck, sore lower back, low grade fevers/clamminess... Read more »