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recent news on late seroconversion: read last line
      #187525 - 04/22/06 11:48 AM

http://www.thebody.com/confs/retro2006/wilkin1.html


Morpeth et al also described a single unusual case in which an individual did not develop an antibody response for one year after first having a viral load of more than 10 million copies/mL. This patient had rapidly progressive HIV, with a CD4+ cell count of 2. He did not develop a positive antibody response until five months after starting an effective combination of antiretroviral medications. Similar cases have rarely been reported in the literature, but they do happen. It is worth noting, of course, that the diagnosis would not have been made -- and treatment would not have been initiated -- without appropriately testing for primary HIV infection.

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Re: recent news on late seroconversion: read last line new
      #187544 - 04/22/06 02:02 PM

And as the report said, "In a very rare case"

So you are also going to be that same person? I think not, a normal immune system will show on a standard HIV test by week 6.


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Re: recent news on late seroconversion: read last new
      #187583 - 04/22/06 09:31 PM

Pinky is baaaaaaaaaaaaaak.

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Re: recent news on late seroconversion: read last line new
      #187587 - 04/22/06 10:25 PM

It is possible to have HIV and not test positive by 13 weeks but it is so incredibly rare that doctor's do not suggest further testing for the general population after 13 weeks.

It has been documented that advance HIV progression, leading to AIDS in a short period of time can cause a patient to repeatedly test negative on standard ELISA's. Although worth noting, it is so rare that as a whole you should not need to worry about it. Even patients with AIDS rarely test negative using an ELISA, a large number will still test postive.

We can not give anyone a diagnoses here. We can only assess there risk and educate them on the manners of HIV. If you think you may be one of "those" rare cases, then have your doctor review your clinical history to determine whether any further testing is necessary. If you were to have advance HIV progression (AIDS) you would certainly know about it.

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Re: recent news on late seroconversion: read last line new
      #187824 - 04/25/06 06:04 AM

HEY!!!!
I saw this case, PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THIS MEN HAD TWO DIFFERENT VIRUS INFECTIONS DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS. HE GOT THESE VIRUS in AFRICA. SO, CONCLUSSION HIS IMMNUE SYSTEM WAS REALLY AFECTED AND THEREFORE IT IS THE ALREADY WELL DOCUMENTED CASES OF NO LATE SEROCONVERSION BECAUSE DEPRESSED INMUNE SYSTEM. tHIS SHOULD be mentioned when reporting the article in order not to scare people

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