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Can Low Immune System Cause Delayed Seroconversion

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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 »

B Complex Deficiency Cause Delayed Seroconversion?

Hello Dr. Bob, I pray you answer my question as I have been on edge for some months now. I have... Read more »

question about delayed seroconversion

Hello doctor. I recently tested negative at the three month mark (14 weeks to be exact), however I... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Delaying HAART Might Prevent Complete Immune System Recuperation, Study Says

People living with HIV who do not start highly active antiretroviral treatment until their CD4+ T cell counts drop below 200 might not be able to reach a normal CD4 cell count, even after 10 years of otherwise effective treatment, according to a... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Immune System Protein in Semen Boosts HIV Spread in Female Genital Tissue

An immune system protein normally found in semen appears to enhance the spread of HIV to tissue from the uterine cervix, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The protein interleukin 7 (IL-7) belongs to a family... Read more »
Massachusetts General Hospital

Researchers Discover "Switch" Responsible for Turning Off the Immune System's Response Against HIV

Boston -- Researchers at the Partners AIDS Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (PARC-MGH) may have discovered a second molecular "switch" responsible for turning off the immune system's response against HIV. Last year members of the... Read more »
Project Inform

Strategies for Improving Your Immune Health: The Different Approaches to Improving Your Immune System

Introduction What Strategies Are Available Today? Are Immune Therapies Available? What About Complementary or Alternative Medicine (CAMs)? Final Thoughts on Strategies for Improving Your Immune System Introduction AIDS is a disease... Read more »
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psoriasis? delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
does anyone know if the autoimmune disease psoriasis would cause delayed seroconversion? just got tested and now this is eating away at me. responses/feedback would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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7 month negative or delayed seroconversion?

Posted by chetan
I had unprotected anal sex on Jan 15th 2013, I tested negative on Vidas (HIV I, II and p24 antigen) on 27th Feb 2013, negative on ELISA on 17th April and negative again on Vidas on 27th August. No sexual activity after that.

From last two months I... Read more »

question on delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
In my daily consultation and test job, I encounter many worried wells who have difficulties in understanding the rare cases in history who took more than six months to seroconversion.

By literature research, I found that:

1) There are a few documented... Read more »

Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
Ok. I did a stupid thing.
2 times oral, 2 times vaginal unprotected intercourse on New Year's eve. no excuse for it....

Anyway, I got a real quick cold a couple weeks in... cleared up within a couple weeks.
a month afterwards, i got a small lesion... Read more »