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Seroconverting After Three Months

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Six Months/Three Months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The truth is that if you don't test beyond 3 months, then you are leaving a *significantly* higher risk than if you do. Many people can live with a 1-5% risk of HIV infection and move on. But there is no way that I can believe that a 3 month test... Read more »

Any late seroconverts?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My doctor told me that it can take years for it to show it. Not because of the test, but biological factors. Even the body had a posting on late seroconverters. One post indicated one forth of infected will seroconvert late. have anyone experienced... Read more »

Please Read (how long to seroconvert)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please forgive me for using this forum prematurely, but I really need some help. My problem is that I've been exposed and having symptoms. Lost alot of weight, coated tongue, body pains, and just feeling awful all day. I've been posting on the "Am i... Read more »

Over 90% seroconvert within a month?

Posted by Anonymous
I've heard it said that over 90% of people who are infected seroconvert within a month? Is there any evidence to support this?

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Do Most People Seroconvert in a Month?Belive that?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do you all believe that 95% of people seroconvert within a month? Therefore a 7 or 8 week test is probably accurate? I don't know, I feel anxious, but don't know if I should be feeling very relieved or not. I just keep reading the 95% on one month... Read more »
Ask the Experts

how many late seroconverters after PEP?

I am a healthcare worker that sustained a superficial needlestick injury from a very high risk source (noncompliant with meds, end stage AIDS). I started Combivir 1 hour after the incident, and added Kaletra 34 hours after the incident. I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,In my personal experience, none has seroconverted beyond the three-month mark; however, there are a few reports in the literature. The CDC guidelines continue to recommend post-PEP HIV-antibody testing at four to six weeks, three months and six... Read more »

seroconverted when pregnant

Hi, I tested negative right before I conceived, then was Dxd after my infant turned 4 months of age (she passed away at 8 mos of age from complications of AIDS). My initial T cell count was 399 with VL of 39,000. Then T cells remain 350 ish and...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
There is no data to suggest that women infected during pregnancy do less well than those infected when not pregnant; if you are receiving treatment adherence to the madications is extremely important; you should work with your physician to identify... Read more »

Am I seroconverting?

First of all, I have tremendous respect for the work that each and every one of you do in your respected fields. Thank you in advance for answering my question. My story is as follows, about four months ago I went to a local strip bar and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Your exposure was nil and your repeated and quite sophisticated HIV testing was negative. It is clear to all but you, unfortunately, that you are not HIV infected. You should talk to your doctor about your anxiety as I suspect it is a sign of a... Read more »

Seroconverted = Anti body detectable?

Hi Dr Bob,Merry Christmas to you,I asked a question a while back but you didnt answer.I had a very risky encounter 4 weeks ago, ( brief unprotected vaginal intercourse) with a female CSW,I had my test done recently (4 weeks mark), It says c/so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,With or without "symptoms," HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CQ Examines Concerns Over Obama's FY2011 Global Health Budget

Congressional Quarterly examines concerns among health advocates and international development experts about what President Obama's FY 2011 budget request might mean to U.S. commitments to particular diseases abroad, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis... Read more »
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Canada: Efforts to Reduce STDs Not Paying Dividends Yet

On Monday a quarterly report released by the Atlantic Health Sciences Corp. showed no major progress in efforts to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and STDs among those under age 25 in Charlotte County. AHSC submitted the report at the health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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At the recent quarterly meeting of the Knox County School Health Advisory Council, the county's director of Community Assessment and Health Promotion presented results from the 2008 Knox County Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey. "I don't like... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Papua New Guinea: AIDS "Reporting" to See Increase

In the last quarterly report, 6,103 people had been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea and the figure is likely to increase as the testing and reporting system improves. National AIDS Council Statistical Officer Agnes Gege said Thursday the... Read more »