Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Tips On Going Through Window Period

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...mutual masturbation. Use a vibrator (use a condom when sharing). Avoid 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 HIVtransmission. While the risk of becoming infected through unprotected oral sexis lower than that...
Ask the Experts

Infected after 'protected' hand-job & boob-job. I challenge you dr.bob, testing after window period will prove you are wrong!(YET ANOTHER IM POSITIVE IM POSITIVE WHO HASNT TESTED POSITIVE, 2010)

Hi Dr.Bob;Hope you are well. Thank you for your contiued help and support and thank you for your kindness and immense patience! I can only imagine what it must be like dealing with all sorts of HIV realated fears and issues given your own "virally...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lasting for no more than 10 minutes. I did not ejaculate nor was there any anal/vaginal or oral penetration. She did "kiss" the tip of the penis over the condom a couple of times and also rubbed her hand over her vagina and then rubbed it over my... Read more »

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 »

Wrong Diagnosis symptom checker feature told me i have HIV.... Shit...

Dr. BobI am Going for my 6 month test in a couple weeks. I am Terrified and i really just cant take it anymore. Its really just a horrible procedure we really need to improve hiv testing. I would rather know and feel better emotionally than to have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...though you don't need it. Your six-month test will undoubtedly be negative and you'll be very glad you didn't commit window-period hara-kiri! I'll await your formal WOO-HOO!Dr. Bob Read more »

Pls DOC. This is my second post and I'm going nuts!!

Hi Doc, Don't mean to be pushy but could you please answer this for me as it is my second post. Pretty please! I searched all categories and don't seem to find enough info on my situation. A month ago I had protected sex with a guy I had just met. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative, you'll be able to relax considerably. The only remaining risk in that situation would be if he were in his "window" period. In that case he would be HIV infected but not yet testing positive on HIV-antibody screening tests. The chances... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...HIV.) If you don't use a barrier, avoid getting precum, semen, or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease) can make oral sex... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...medications and see a health care provider right away. Other possible toxicities include eye changes and optic neuritis. Have periodic eye exams by someone who is aware you are HIV-positive. Increased uric acid levels (indicating a number of... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...and the steps you can take to emerge into a happier frame of mind. TheBody.com features an amazing assortment of overviews, tips and information you can use to help you as you adjust to living with HIV. Here's a taste: Tips and Tricks for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viramune

...The package insert says Viramune should not be started in these groups unless the benefit outweighs the risk. The highest risk period is within the first six weeks of treatment, but patients should be monitored closely for the first 18 weeks. ... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV fear

Posted by oen111, 2 Replies
...reach to the tip of penis 3)I just wanted to know , tri dot test which i used is relaible or not and what will be the window period for this test. I thank in advance if you give me solution Read more »

newly poz. 23 y.o. would appreciate advice & tips

Posted by rewfio, 5 Replies
I am a 23 year old queer male who just tested positive on the 4th. It's all new and I've been trying to absorb as much as possible as quickly as I can and process my thoughts about my future (health, dating, ability to have a family, jobs, etc). ... Read more »

Prolongued symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...few tests were done for chlamydia and Gon. I did not have a sore throat just an aching kind of pain. I was told of the window period and had to wait. 4 weeks on and I still had an achey throat which to me is darker at the back with almost like... Read more »

I Think I'm Going Nuts and I Need Some Help!

Posted by golfguy, 4 Replies
Please help...I don't want to sound like Triple (no offense Triple), but I really need some reassurance. I can't get past this thing. I've tested neg. on ELISA at 15 weeks and neg on DNA/PCR at 7.5 weeks. I keep getting "symptoms"--white... Read more »