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Is late or no serocoversion a factor of advanced age?

Jan 11, 2003

I am a healthy 58 year old male who may have been exposed to hiv blood in work setting. At two months post exposure I developed symptoms including night sweats, thrush, mouth ulcers, headaches, but no fever. Symptoms persist for three months but I have tested elisa negative at 3,4,5 months and PCR DNA negative at 12 and 16 weeks. Is it possible because of my age, I cannot or will not develop antibodies but remain infected? What can I expect to happen?

Response from Mr. Kull

I am not aware of any research that points to age as a factor in delayed seroconversion. You should trust your screening tests, and consult your doctor about your symptoms.


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