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Window Period For Weak Immune

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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...cases, these patients had not been diagnosed with CMV before they started HIV treatments. Doctors concluded that these patients were infected with CMV before their HIV treatment. However, their immune systems had been too weak to react to the CMV. When they started HIV treatment, their immune systems got stronger. Then they responded to the CMV. That's when the patients developed what looked like a new case of CMV disease. There were...
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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
...deathly discomfort and illness.You might say i am at no risk and the symptoms are too early, but an already supressed or activated immune system can cause early symptoms or incubation symptoms right?, and i have no way of knowing if the condom... Read more »

feeling weak and hopeless

Goodmorning Dr. I'm Angelo writing from Goa, India Please please I need your help to put myself right back to a healthier and happy life. In feb.2005 I started my first regimen caled Triomune(lamaudine, stauvdine, Nevimune)With this I really felt on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...harm instead. There are no HIV cures, despite what many unscrupulous quacks may claim! Once you've allowed HIV to damage your immune system, it's very difficult to restore it completely.2.You've continued on stavudine (D4T) as one of the... Read more »

Window Period and Auto-Immune Disorders

Dr. Bob, My question is in regards to HIV test results and Auto-Immune disorders. I realize that you have answered questions on this before but I am trying to find an answer that can be utilized where I work (I work on an HIV/STD hotline). That...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Richard,I'm glad to help.1.No. Autoimmune diseases do not affect the rate at which someone produces anti-HIV antibodies. (Remember an autoimmune disease arises from an Read more »

$100 Donation, General Health

Dr. Bob,First of all thank you for addressing my concern about 1 month ago. I donated $100 and received your letter and DVD, I think and know this is all such a great cause - my gained knowledge through your forum is now so valuable. My exposure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...true a negative test trumps symptoms; however, that assumes the test is conducted properly. That means it was done after the window period. To specifically address your question, yes, it does include ARS symptoms outside the window... Read more »
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The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...develop serious, often deadly, infections.These are called opportunisticinfections (OIs) because they take advantage of the body's weakeneddefenses. HIV Reduces the Type of CD4 Cells In a healthy immune system, there are different types of CD4... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

... What Is Immune Restoration? How Can the Immune System Be Restored? Are New CD4 Cells as Good as Old? What Is Immune Restoration? Immune Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

... What Are Immune Therapies? Immune Stimulators Therapeutic Vaccines Anti-Inflammatory Approaches Gene Therapies NOTE: Several Read more »
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Weak Tests & Window Period Myths

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...one thing: I would feel a lot more reassured with these tests if there was any sort of documentation regarding this supposed window period. There is almost none, just some outdated studies with small sample sizes is all I can find. This is crazy.... Read more »

Please answer, and pray for me

Posted by pluto28, 2 Replies
...conclusive including using oraquick Mass hot line 6 weeks conclusive but they use 3 months to include everyone who can have a weak immune system from a deases ie.. chemo NYS satated 6 months This window period frame is making me crazy..I had 1... Read more »

How can people be so sure?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I've been reading these boards for a while and I notice that most of you say that the window period for HIV is 3 months. Are there any reliable health sites or experts that you can recommend where I can verify this? Read more »

Some interesting info about the WINDOW PERIOD...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...wich bring services of information and a section of questions and answers. So I wrote a note asking why the difference in the window period time and why some people (mostly in the USA) say 6 months and they, as Canada, for instance, say 3 months.... Read more »