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Dark Bumps During Seroconversion

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

What Is KS? How Is KS Treated? Can KS Be Prevented? What Else Is Being Studied for KS? The Bottom Line What Is KS? Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer-like disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern European or Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common cause of KS now is HIV infection. KS is a sign of AIDS. KS usually shows...
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It was a dark and stormy night... (NEEDLE STICK, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

..and I went to a Wal-Mart. This is normally a creepy place, anyway. Oh, yes..it is. You need an armored vehicle and Kevlar.But my friend wanted to go and I was not driving. But I didn't want to wait in the car. Now, please understand that I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Wal-Mart shoppers on dark and stormy nights only look like bloodsucking psychopathic syringe-wielding zombies, but in reality they are just harmless windblown, rain-drenched Wal-Mart shoppers.Go ahead and punch your buddy, but don't worry about... Read more »

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 »

delayed seroconversion

i read that coinfection can cause delayed seroconversion-past 6 months. any info in this would be helpful. i tested negative for hep and HIV at 6 months. but my soft palate and uvula are just atrocious looking. bumps and lesions and blood vessels,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
So two main questions:1. Can the seroconversion of HCV be delayed?In general, patients with acute hepatitis C develop antibodies in about 8 weeks. Yes seroconversion can take longer, up to 12 weeks and very uncommonly as long as six months. However,... Read more »

Seroconversion and Testing?

Hi i had arisky exposure oral sex with blood in mouth,i was at the receiving end.SEPTEMBER 11: LOW GRADE FEVER 37.5 DEGREES CELCIUS,SMALL DARK COLOURED MARKS ON SKINSEPTEMBER 12: HIV ANITIBODY TEST TAKEN.SEPTEMBER14: SWOLLEN LYMPH NODE ON THE RIGHT...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.If you were "seroconverting on Monday," would you test HIV positive on Tuesday? No, not necessarily. Seroconversion is a process. It takes some time for anti-HIV antibodies to develop to the point they become detectable on our HIV screening... Read more »
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Molluscum

What Is Molluscum? How Does Molluscum Spread? How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? How Is Molluscum Treated? Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum is a... Read more »
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Fuzeon

Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily (every 12 hours) into the upper... Read more »
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An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

dar-UE-na-vir Brand Name: Prezista Other Name(s): TMC 114, TMC114 Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Darunavir, also known as Prezista or TMC114, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). Darunavir... Read more »
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Fluconazole (Diflucan)

What Is Fluconazole? Why Do People With HIV Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Fluconazole? Fluconazole is an antifungal drug. In the... Read more »
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Seroconversion

Posted by nacho777, 2 Replies
Could it be psoible to have a sintomatic seroconversion with dierrea, with bigger linfatic and with rush in your skin but don`t have never fever, it seem very rare, don`t you think Read more »

Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Do even the most immunosuppressed individuals seroconvert and test positive by 6 months? Read more »

Seroconversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Have a question: about 7 to 7 1/2 weeks after a semi-risky encounter, I came down with a sore throat that lasted about 3 days, no other real symptoms or else too mild to notice. Could this be ars? Please let me know, am really worried. Read more »

Question about Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does seroconversion have to be complete before the body produces antibodies or are antibodies produced before, during and after seroconversion? Read more »