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"seroconversion sydrome"
      #33145 - 04/27/02 06:53 PM

is this an incorrect term? i have seem it on a few websites, maybe they were outdated. they describe the ARS symptoms as being during the time that you seroconvert. is this always the case?

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Re: "seroconversion sydrome" new
      #33157 - 04/28/02 12:27 AM

Yes, that is always the case. The symptoms of ARS is caused because the body recognizes that it is being attacked by a virus. Just like it always does, it tries to fight it. That is what causes symptoms of illness whether a cold or cancer. Symptoms of any illness is the response to the body fighting off an invader.


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Re: "seroconversion sydrome" new
      #33166 - 04/28/02 01:59 AM

From what i heard during ARS:
viral load spikes up (quantitative pcr 100.000+ or even millions), t-cell count diminishes (and allows for the occasional OI), and ELISA serology becomes positive in maximum 5-20 days from onset of symptoms. Hugs

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