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White Spots During Window Period

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...out these frequently asked questions from TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forums or this research review from HIV InSite . 3. Your mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're perfectly well-rested. It can make you break out into rashes,...
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HIV and Iritis

I had unprotected oral sex with a man about eight years ago. I gave and received oral sex. There was no volume of semen passed, but I can't be sure if there was any pre-cum. I went through the symptoms of swollen glands, white spots on tongue and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Oral sex carries only a very slight risk for HIV acquisition. It is extremely unlikely that your iritis is HIV related. If you are uncertain about the timing of your HIV-antibody test eight years ago, why not just repeat it for peace of mind? A... Read more »

Doctor Please don't ignore this, I know I'm infected

I am 100 percent sure I have HIV. I previously mentioned that both myself and my wife both experienced shingles. Now I have constant intense headaches, major abdominal pains and a sore, raw throat that hurts very much. I have had a white spot on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV negative out to 36 weeks is considered definitive and conclusive. A negative FDA-approved HIV-antibody test outside the window period trumps symptoms each and every time.I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet, but what... Read more »

Im sure this is hiv

3 months ago i had unprotected vaginal and anal sex with a female, and about a month ago I noticed a dark colored circle where my right side groin lymph node is with a small rash next to about the size of a pencil earaser, also a little rash on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...vaginal and anal sex put you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently testing, now that the three-month window period is up, is warranted. The statistical odds are all in your favor that you did not contract HIV from this... 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
...open to you, but I do not feel it is necessary or warranted.As for the ongoing discussion (and confusion) surrounding the HIV window period (six weeks v. three months v. six months), I've discussed this topic frequently in this forum. I'll repost... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
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 "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...tested. That 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... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...serious side effects of this medicine include canker sores; ear discharge or ear swelling; redness of skin; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue, or inside the mouth; swollen and painful spots on neck, armpit, or groin; and unusually... Read more »
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Bruising

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...reason.I may have been exposed 14 weeks ago but tested negative after 6 weeks. Have had no significant fever or illness, oral white spots or fatigue during this time. Otherwise I feel good.Any response would help. Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...in 2006. I have had all the symptoms and still have many starting from neuropathy, stomach problems, swollen lymph nodes and white spots in throat and white tongue. I got to know about my herpes status on a 12 week test along my negative ISA HIV... Read more »

Testing Period??

Posted by Anonymous
...said siniusitis and gave me Zithromax. It helped but did not cure. At 6 weeks, sore throat back severe again and a couple white spots on my tonsils. Dr. said "tonsil cheese" and gave me Amoxicilian. Again, it helped but there is still... Read more »

Gonna Get looked at........... Where Do I start?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...exposure, about 3 weeks ago, I'm feeling like crap. Symptoms in a nutshell. Low-grade fever, stiff-neck with swollen neck glands, white spots on tonsils, sinus problems- blowing up alot of yellowish mucus. I feel a hell of alot better, although I... Read more »