|Can you sero-convert again after 1st HIV infection?
Jun 8, 2013
I saw a long time HIV+ man who was convinced that he was experiencing sero-conversion illness again and was being infected with another HIV strain. This sounded a bit ridiculous but I'm curious to hear if this has actually happened before? He is on medication and undetectable. Would the medication prevent a new strain infecting him?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There have been a few cases of superinfection that have been documented. It is conceivable that someone on HIV treatment and had their own strain controlled could be infected with a drug resistant strain that would not be controlled by his current HIV meds.
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