Symptoms Of Hiv Aids After Window Period

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...sheet called AIDS Defining Conditions ) A CD4 cell count of 200 cells or less (a normal CD4 count is about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or...
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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 so. Your work on this site and elsewhere is greatly appreciated and should be recognized.My question is regarding windowperiods. I had an incident in April that put me at risk for HIV (relatively low). I was tested at three weeks, six weeks,... Read more »


Hello Dr. Frascino, I am a 29 year old woman. A year ago, I had unprotected sex with my ex boyfriend. Before him ,I had never engaged in unprotected sex. After, I ended the relationship I started to worry. I called the Florida Hiv Aids hotline...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your negative HIV test at 14 weeks is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Penicillin and/or NyQuil would not affect HIV-antibody test results.Why have you been worrying for more than a year? If you were or are... Read more »

Can Oral sex increase window period?

Words cant justify the Job you are doing here helping ppl out of their miseries. Thanks for all the help you are providing us.I would love to donate for ur charity.Can i donate from an Asian country ...if yes...please tell me how...??? As for my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Can oral sex increase the windowperiod? No, of course not. If it did most gay men in San Francisco would have windowperiods as long as the last ice age. Your HIV tests are definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative. WOO-HOO!Can you... Read more »

Window Period, Viral Load and Chance of Transmission

I had unprotected anal intercourse (insertive) in the 20th jan 2009 with a person I found out later was HIV +. Other than that I did not engage in any risky behaviour. I was tested for HIV with an ABBOTT Architect antibody/ antigen in the 27th of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.No. Not the medications you took.2.No. You can not make that assumption, particularly if he was not on effective antiretroviral medications.3.No. You can not use population statistics in this manner. Unprotected anal sex with an HIV-positive... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From's "Ask the Experts" Forums

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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 "windowperiod" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) WindowPeriod Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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Window period fake?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Serious doubt about this so called windowperiod. More concerned about those who says that 3 months is conclusive when studies clearly show that its not. See the attachments. Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous describe would not qualify. It shows up within a week or two of exposure/infection. Glad your test is negative. Early HIV symptoms Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Disease The Johns... Read more »

AIDS2HIV - please pray

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...please pray for me - i have my three month Elisa windowperiod tomorrow - was neg at 8weeks 3 days, but symptoms only developed around 6 weeks. Have had elevated liver enzymes as well Read more »

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