Seroconversion At 4 MonthS Is It Rare
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyNov.13/01 - I am a RN, 59 yrs old, white, female, I have no other medical problems. I suffered an accidental needlestick from an aids patient on Jan. 27/00. I took the required medication for safety sake, had been testing HIV- until July 28, 2001. ... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousJust look at the posts. Count back in months from the date of the post the amount of months this guy claims to have seroconverted. They all go back to Feb 1998. So does the 9 month case referred to earlier...so it's basically rubbish.
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Posted by AnonymousI read swedens Guidlines for test that was written in 1989.
Test would be performed up to 6 months because of RARE cases of delayed seroconversion(if patient are negative at 3 months the patient are most likely not infected) But to eliminate this... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesIf you want info about hiv, then request info from your health units or aids hotlines. I did and recieved alot of info. Yes it can take up to 6 months, but it is extremely rare with the tests they have now tpo go undetected for that long. In the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHow long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV?
The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,This question comes up frequently for unclear reasons as it is not really a problem. See below and stop worrying, OK?Dr. BobLUPUS AND HIV TESTINGApr 18, 2008 Hello Could you please tell me whether a negative Elisa test at 3 months is conclusive... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolThis 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 »
Rocky Mountain CARESAbsolute statements are usually pretty difficult to back up. I generally agree with Dr. Dezube's statement that if you're negative at six months and have had no other possible exposures, then you're extremely unlikely to subsequently... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question. If you look hard enough, and long enough in the medical literature, you will find rare exceptions to everything, regardless of what disease you are talking about. You will note than in my testing answers, I... Read more »
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