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Window Of Time Between Contracting AIDS And Symptoms

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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
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 »

Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr. Frascino:Many apologies if I am repetitive. To make things easier, if you want to refer me to an appropriate archived entry that is just fine. Through my searches however, I can't find anything to answer my question. Also, before I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Certainly no apologies needed. The HIV "window period" is a confusing topic and recommendations can change as we learn more about HIV pathogenesis and the body's immune response to HIV infection and as we improve our testing... Read more »

Testing past window/still every symptom

I've tested for hiv 6 times after onetime unprotected vaginal sex, and was negative for all stds, htlv, hep, and hiv at 28 weeks after exposure. Have had many other kinds if test in that time frame as well. All normal. Still have severe...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I would say that you are conclusively negative for HIV infection and would recommend that you stop testing. If you can't move past this then perhaps talking with a counselor or mental health professional could help. Regarding the... Read more »

Likelihood of Contraction?

Hello Dr.,I know you've already answered questions regarding risk rates of HIV contraction, ARS, etc., but I have a specific question about the likelihood that I have contracted HIV. I was dating someone for a few months, and for about the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unprotected sex, even only "10 thrusts," does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Your "symptoms" are not at all worrisome for (or even suggestive of) HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). However, as you... Read more »
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Time will tell if the windows period is questioned

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
Hello guys,

First and formost, i would like compliment Daisey as she is a very strong person. Honestly, if i do have HIV, i probably would just write one or two more posts and then shut the computer for a while. Nobody wants this including myself,... 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.

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

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

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... Read more »