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Window Of Time Between Contracting AIDS And Symptoms

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...system creates antibodies to that virus. HIV antibody tests do not measure or detect the virus itself but instead look for your body's reaction to the virus -- the presence of antibodies to HIV. ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use...
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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
...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 lapse in judgment.2. "If this was contracted 3 months ago can it be AIDS already?" Nope!Write... Read more »

Window Period, Viral Load and Chance of Transmission

I had unprotected anal intercourse (insertive) in the 20th jan 2009 with a person I found out later was HIV +. Other than that I did not engage in any risky behaviour. I was tested for HIV with an ABBOTT Architect antibody/ antigen in the 27th of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of course not. Remember, 25% of the HIV-positive folks in America have absolutely no idea they are infected with the virus. Time to wise up and stop playing sexual Russian roulette! The consequences of losing that game can be catastrophic!Good... Read more »

In a foreign country and need advice...

HelloThank you for your advice you are a legend and although i have seen many posts like mine there is a little twist in my situation.20 Days ago i had unprotected sex with an African female sex worker in a prominent Middle eastern country. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the window period (defined as the first three months after exposure). Your potential exposure was 20 days ago and your work contract ends in February. This appears to be fortuitous timing! I'd recommend you wait until February (three months) to... Read more »

MY SYMPTOMS AFTER EXPOSURE

I told you some weeks back of my possible exposure. I had vaginal sex with a lady that I personaly tested 2weeks after sex (Positive) from the home test kit. 2 weeks after exposure I had a 4th generation test (Negative)same week i took PeP for 7days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to six weeks, including qualitative HIV-1 PCR, is extremely encouraging. The odds are now all in your favor that you did not contract HIV from this exposure.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when antibodies against the virus are produced by the body... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...was required for testing. The guidelines relaxed requirements on written consent and pre-testing counseling, which can be both time and labor intensive, in the hopes that this would decrease barriers for HIV screening for both patients and... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...Possible Symptom of Acute HIV? Fever Yes Yes Chills Yes Yes Night sweats Yes Yes Rashes Yes Yes The only time you're likely to develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others... Read more »
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Questionaire on AIDS and Treatment For HS Biology

Posted by thom26
...fill them out. You may post them in the message boards or send them to 117788@smail.ucdsb.on.ca Thank you very much for your time, Thomas Questions HIV/AIDS Interview Questions 1. When did you first suspect that you may have been HIV positive?... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...reading these boards and Dr Bob's Q&A's over the past month and a bit... and it's helped as well as disheartened at the same time. I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe anxiety and... Read more »

window period

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
...las vegas Jan 13, 2006 Hey Dr. Bob, I know you've discussed this before but can you review it for us dummies just one more time? Please???Just a simple answer. Is the window period 3 months or 6 months? Also, I just heard your Foundation's... Read more »

A wild ride

Posted by Anonymous
...After having my little sexual affairs, I began worrying about HIV/AIDS, and that's where this wild ride began. I wasted so much time, resources and weight worrying about if I had contracted this terrible disease. My marriage is broken into tiny... Read more »