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Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Since my exposure i have mada 12 tests, the last one 133 days after, 19 weaks, now 23 weaks after i began again with my tongue white, cheilitis angular, and of course it seems the next Elisa i will made will be positive. I will write it here the... Read more »

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 »

dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »

White Tongue & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex with a woman whose hiv status I am unsure of. It was at the tail end of her period but saw no blood anywhere. We did have intercourse as well but we usd a condom. The following morning I notice a white coating on my... Read more »

HIV window period and symptoms PLEASE COMMENT

Posted by xrayvison, 2 Replies
Well here is my story. I recently noticed bumps on the back of my tounge that are painless but i have never noticed them before and it freaked me out. I immediatly assumed the worst and started googling stuff which didn't ease my mind at all either.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll 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?... Read more »

Chronic Pitted Keratolysis & White coated tongue but negative tests

Dr Bob,I had an exposure four years ago and since then (amongst other numerous problems and skin conditions) had a white coated tongue, and for the past year, chronic / recurrent pitted keratolysis (this seems to clear up quickly for most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Going Nuts,"Do I think you're being paranoid??? Absolutely!Your "...'numberous' AB and DUO" negative HIV tests are definitive, conclusive, WOO-HOO-able and move-on-already-able! The evidence is overwhelming... Read more »

Doubt about window period

Doctor: I want to know why some websites uses 6 months and others 3 months as a definitive window period? I took 4th generation test at 3,6, 9, 12 and 22 weeks after an exposure, all results negative and PCR at 15 weeks with result undetectable...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
As many people ask similar questions we are looking at using a standard reply to such queries. Below is my standard answer to the issue of HIV test performance:The sensitivity of HIV testing has improved greatly over the past few years. Current... Read more »

Window Period

I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a man that I do not know the status of. I was tested for HIV by OraSure method at 3 months from the 1st time we had sex and it would of been about 2 months from the last time. It came back negative. I am...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Most HIV infected persons become HIV antibody positive 3-6 weeks after exposure so the fact that you are HIV antibody negative 2 months later is a good indication. BJ... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
Body Positive

The AIDS Theatre Project

The room is dim and depressingly institutional. The last vestiges of sunlight fight their way through grimy windows to compete with fluorescent lights that cast harsh shadows on all the occupants of the room except one. Kevin Frazier seems to glow... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Establishment, Retention and Loss to Follow-Up in Outpatient HIV Care

Though HIV-infected patients optimally benefit from indefinite, periodic outpatient care, the initial establishment of HIV care and subsequent care retention are problematic. The study authors examined establishment, retention, and loss to follow-up... 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 »