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Seroconversion At 4 MonthS Is It Rare

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Latent seroconversion to HIV+ after 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Nov.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 »

Regarding 9 month seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
Just 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 it's basically rubbish.

Kind Regards,

Kev... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I 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 Replies
If 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 »

6 month is rare to seroconvert

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How 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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Autoimmune disorders delaying seroconversion (AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS AND DELAYED SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, You are the man! Can autoimmune disorders delay seroconversion of HIV? Should people with autoimmune disorders test beyond the 3 month window period? What types of autoimmune disorders could cause a false negative outside of the 3 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

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 »

The extremely rare cases???

Dear Dr. Young,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...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Absolute 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 »

Rare Exceptions to Testing Window Period

I would like your opinion regarding a recent report of a health care worker who contracted both HIV and HCV from aneedlestick accident. It is reported the estimated timefor seroconversion for HIV was between 8 and 9.5 months. What are your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. 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 »

Rare HIV Sexual Transmission Between Women Is Documented in Texas

Health officials in Houston, Texas, have reported a rare female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV. The transmission took place in August 2012 between two women in a monogamous relationship; laboratory testing has confirmed that the virus in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Officials Identify Several People Who Might Have Related Strain of Rare HIV Detected Last Month

Investigators have identified several patients who might have a related strain of the rare, highly drug-resistant HIV strain detected in a New York City man last month but are unsure if the cases are related, New York City health officials said on... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

A Rare Moment in Time

There are three new drugs coming to pharmacy shelves in the next 12 months that might conceivably herald a revolution for HIV-infected people who have developed resistance to many or most available drugs. (This group of so-called "salvage patients"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Health Agency Finds 22 Cases of Rare Sexually Transmitted Infection, LGV

In the last 17 months, 22 cases of the rare STD lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) have been diagnosed in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported Tuesday. Until recently, LGV was rare in developed nations, and Canadian public health... Read more »