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Is there a window period for Gonorhea & Syphilis

Like HIV, Is there a window period for these STD's. ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. If you have one of these STDs, the appropriate test should be positive right away.... Read more »

Windows periods for other STDs besides syphilis

Hi Richard,1. Recently you answered a question about the window period for syphilis. Thank you so... Read more »

Reactive Syphilis Test, Non-Reactive HIV Test

Hi Rick, On July 13th, 2012, I completed a routine sexual health blood test. I am a huge weakling... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Online-Mediated Syphilis Testing Shows Promise

Online-mediated syphilis testing is helping diagnose syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM), a new report suggests. The annual number of syphilis cases in Amsterdam increased from 35 to 240 between 1998 and 2004, according to Rik H.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

Many HIV-positive individuals are engaged in sex without proper precautions or protection. Northstar is a large medical practice that serves the greater Chicago area with a special focus on the HIV-positive population. As a result, we are often one... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pakistan's "Window of Opportunity" to Prevent HIV

Pakistan has a "window of opportunity" to prevent the rapid spread of HIV among vulnerable groups, the World Bank said as a bank-sponsored conference on HIV/AIDS in South Asia gets underway in Sri Lanka. UNAIDS estimates show 0.1 percent of the... Read more »
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Testing and Window Periods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I work at a public health dept in Texas. They use a Elisa 1 test. The HIV counselor tells all clients that the test will show positive in 4-8 weeks. He also states a warning to all of those who get tested with private doctors and hospitals... 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 for STDs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know hoe long it would take for a STD to show up on your body ?
like HEP or Warts ? ect... all these sexually transmitted diseases its been a few months since I last had sex I am waiting out the window period I have had no symptoms and... Read more »

TESTS?TESTS?WINDOWS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Everyone is REALLY concerned about tests and window periods. I know what the CDC says, but EVERYONE seems to agree that the CDC guidelines are outdated and REALLY conservative. Is there any sense in getting a PCR test or will a negative PCR mean... Read more »