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Rare Cases Of Late Seroconversion

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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

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... Read more »

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 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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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: 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 »
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Dr. Conway - "rare cases" expert - PLEASE help me! (no response from "Safe sex " forum)

Dear Dr. Conway, Firstly, thank you for this web side it helps me a lot during this hard time. Sorry for my English, but I am not native speaker (I am from Hungary).My case is quite complicated. April 20: relatively low risk exposure mutual...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I think you need to believe the results of your HIV tests and move on. The one and only other test I would do is a CD4 count, to make sure that we are not missing one of the extremely rare cases that could be missed by the excellent HIV tests you... Read more »

Late Seroconversion ?

Hi Calvin , i finished my 13th week testing and the result came back negative. During that week i had a cold. About two weeks later i caught a flu, with fever and a severe sore throat, difficulty swallowing food and stuff. Is it possible to have...
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
Hopefully we can clear up some of your confusion today. The CDC reports that by 25 days after exposure 50% of people who are HIV infected have already developed HIV antibodies. By 12 weeks, the vast majority of people have developed HIV... Read more »

Late Seroconversion and Virus in blood

Dr. Mark, I have done quite a bit of research on late seroconverters. It seems that the theory on these cases is that, rather than the virus being in the bloodstream for a long time; it is instead in an "eclipse phase" and bascially...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am still waiting to see those documented cases of late seroconversion. Your theory is only partially correct. Actually virus gets processed first within lymph nodes where it is recognized by the immune system as foreign and cytotoxic t cells... Read more »

The extremely rare cases???

Dear Dr. Cohen,In this site, From Dr.Dezube saying, "Basically, if you test negative at 6 months, then you are HIV-negative. The only way for you to become positive, as far as I know, is to be exposed to the HIV virus once again. So relax, and...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
This forum is on simplifying treatment so isn't for these issues. As for your question - very rare things may happen very rarely. Although there can be alternative explanations like new exposures to account for some of the apparently delayed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Rare Case of TB in Fresno County

A man now hospitalized in medical isolation has Fresno County's first-ever case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). Dr. Kenneth Bird, the county's TB control and deputy health officer, said the man is from a group at high risk for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Navajos Confront Syphilis Outbreak With Rare Public Education Campaign

An STD that was once thought to be all but stamped out by the late 1980s has reemerged among the Navajo nation. In February, Dr. Jonathan Iralu called on the chief executive of the government-run Gallup Indian Medical Center to set in motion an STD... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Rare Chlamydia Strain in U.S.

The Chicago Department of Health reports it has diagnosed one case of LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum). The rare form of chlamydia is typically found in Africa and Southeast Asia but has lately been reported in Europe. Twenty-seven cases have been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia Confirms Case of Rare STD

The confirmation of a case of a rare and potentially serious STD in an Atlanta man has prompted health officials to urge men who have sex with men to take precautions against this and other STDs. In a statement on Friday, the Georgia Division of... Read more »