What Is Meant By The Window Period Of Postoperative Gynecomastia HIV Infection?

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Good evening My doctor is a man who has undergone breast surgery he said the disease (gynecomastia), after all is done I get a certificate of laborat and the results are non-active, and there is a note: the client may be in the window of infection with HIV. what is being infected with HIV) what is that … please explain … that’s all thanks

1 Answer:

Hello Zaainur,


Gynecomastia is a condition where there is an enlargement of the breast glands in men caused by a variety of causes such as hormonal imbalances, the effects of drugs, supplements to increase muscle mass, chemotherapy, use of prohibited substances, alcohol effects, or health problems such as hyperthyroidism, obestas, liver disorders , tumors, kidney disorders, and others.


HIV itself is a virus that attacks the body where the transmission can be through several things such as drug use, especially injecting drugs, sexual relations with HIV patients, through transfusion of blood products contaminated with the HIV virus, or through HIV positive mothers to their babies during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. The window or window period is a period when a person has been infected but there can be no reactive or positive infected results found. The window period itself is around 3 weeks to 12 weeks after taking risky actions. During this period a person can show various initial symptoms or not even show any symptoms depending on the individual.


For this reason, it is necessary to do a re-examination to make sure especially if it has a history of carrying out activities that are at risk of HIV transmission. Later the examination can be done 3 months afterwards to make sure. HIV testing itself is diverse where voluntary counseling can also be done through a VCT program (voluntary counseling and testing) at the nearest health facility for HIV counseling and testing and consultation on activities that could be at risk of HIV transmission.


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