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Occupational Late Seroconversion After 3 Months

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Late seroconversions

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello out there

I see alot of paranoia about these so called "late seroconversions" Yes, Julio has had a string of posts (1998) that has obviously shaken everybody up. However let's use some reason here. If in fact he had gone to so many doctors and... Read more »

late seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if you have ars 3 weeks after exposure then lasted a week
all the sign. then at sixth month you started having ,diarrhea
stomach pain and neuropathy tested at 22 weeks home acsess neg. can you have seroconversion symptoms
suchh as diarrhea... Read more »

late seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
how long after 6 months did it take these nurses to test positive? Anyone knows? When did this happen? LOng time ago before they started manufacturing the third elisa generation? Where can I find this information?


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late seroconversion: plz help

Posted by GPPG, 5 Replies
I had been silent on the forum for few weeks. Was kind of feeling confident after my 3 months elisa -ve result, despite my nasty ARS (1-3 weeks).
my 1 month cd4 : cd8 was 31%:32%
But now at 4.5 months cd4:cd8 is 31%:36%
The ratio reversed. I guess my... Read more »

A Dr. Gallant update of the late seroconversion...

Posted by Anonymous
Heres and update of what Dr. Gallants said about the whole set up story (i think it was a setup, right?) of the late seroconversion.

Dr. gallantWhy did you answer that question? All of us in the Window period are now absolutely petrified about late... Read more »
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late seroconversion question

Hello Calvin,I know you are very busy but I can't get my question answered by anyone else. I would greatly appreciate your knowledge and experience in this matter.I had two encounters where i gave unprotected oral sex to a man of unknown HIV...
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
Hello crying,Hopefully, today I can relieve some of your fears about your possible exposure last fall. You were absolutely correct in saying the vast majority of people seroconvert within the three-month period and research has shown that. Also,... Read more »

risk of seroconversion in an occupational injury

Hi Doc RJ FranscinoIm a 5th year medical student who has had a needle stick injury, 3 days ago from a 4 day old infant of a Retroviral disease positive mother. The child is on nevarapine and the mother took PMTCT 4 weeks before labour. my concern is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Medical Student.Your HIV-acquisition risk is very low, much lower than the 0.3% statistic you cite. This is because the infant was on antiretroviral therapy and the prick didn't sound severe (there's an increased risk with a deep... Read more »

Possible Occupational Exposure And Seroconversion-Revised

Hi Dr. Frascino. My story began on 4/26/06 when at work a patients bloody sheet might have contacted some areas of eczema on my arms. I had forgotten about the areas because the eczema was not running or bleeding. There was however burning with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk is negligible at best.1.No.2.Yes, most likely it would.3.Yes, in most cases.4.The window period is not really longer; however, in some cases (not yours), a repeat test at six months is recommended for other reasons.5.There are... Read more »

Viral sequencing in occupational exposures and mutations

Dr. Bob:Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. For of all I as wondering do late seroconversion even happen anymore?You stated to one person that if someone got HIV from a patient it can be proving through viral sequencing, how long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Why are you worried about typing viral strains when there is absolutely no chance you are HIV-positive? Your negative HIV test beyond 6 months past the time of potential exposure is definitive without any doubt! If you test at 16 months, it... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Occupational Exposure to HIV: Revised Hopkins Policy

Methods to deal with occupational exposure to HIV are undergoing radical revision as a result of the CDC analysis of risk factors for infection and utility of AZT prophylaxis. The case-control study analyzed data from health care workers from 191... Read more »
Body Positive

Hellish Conditions at Single-Room Occupancy Hotels

This is part one of a two-part article concerning commercial single-room occupancy (SROs) housing for people who are HIV-positive. This part will focus on the horrible conditions I observed in them, focusing primarily on the California Suites, and... Read more »
Project Inform

Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Introduction Why Do People Use PEP? Occupational vs. Non-Occupational How Do You Assess Your Risk of Exposure? What Are Your Options? What Are Reasons to Not Use nPEP? Choosing an nPEP Regimen -- Which One? Which Two NRTIs Should You... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Cry for Help for Caregivers

Late payment of the small monthly stipend that the Health Department provides to volunteer caregivers threatens to undermine the system, experts say. Among South Africa's nearly 39,000 community caregivers, 57 percent work in critical HIV and TB... Read more »