Apr 5, 2006
(1) What are some of the reasons a person would be a late seroconverter? Are there medicines, diseases that would cause this?
(2) How accurate are the Orasure oral swab test (where you swab between the cheek and gum across the bottom and then the same across the top)? The counselor told me it was as accurate as a blood test 99%, is that true?
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Response from Dr. Frascino
1. I'm amazed at how many questions I get pertaining to "late seroconversion!" The reason I'm amazed is that late seroconversion is such an extremely rare event that when it occurs it's so remarkable that it gets published as a case report in medical journals. There are no specific medicines or diseases that cause it. It remains an extremely rare event that is most likely the result of a very unusual concurrence of situations (immunologic, viral, host, etc.).
2. Yes, this is correct!
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