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Occupational Late Seroconversion

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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 »

late seroconversion question

Hello Calvin,I know you are very busy but I can't get my question answered by anyone else. I... Read more »

Hepatits B Late Seroconversion

Hi Doctor, I have HBsAg Positive , Anti-HBeAg Positive, Anthi-HBV Positive and all my liver tests... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing Occupational HIV Transmission to Healthcare Personnel

As of December 2004, occupational exposure to HIV has resulted in 57 documented cases of HIV seroconversion among healthcare personnel (HCP) in the United States. To prevent transmission of HIV to healthcare personnel in the workplace, the Centers... 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 »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Update on Occupational Exposure

The following is updated information on the current status of occupationally acquired HIV infection primarily based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reported Cases The number of reported cases through June, 1995 was 46... Read more »

I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

The HIV PEP Registry was established by the CDC after the US Public Health Service first recommended in 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral therapy as prophylaxis immediately following certain occupational HIV exposures, in an effort to... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

So WHAT does cause late seroconversion??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People are saying that it is definitely possible for someone to seroconvert later than the 4 or 6 week guideline.

So what causes this? What diseases? What conditions?? Read more »

Late seroconversion comment

Posted by Anonymous
I don't know if anyone mentioned this (I haven't read all the posts) but, late or undetected seroconversions via ELISA may have happened albeit rarely in the past but we are on 3rd generation ELISA which is VERY accurate...

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