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Definition Of Seroconversion Hiv

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Slow seroconversion

Dear Dr.Holodniy,There's a lot of discussion about this issue on this forum, and as so, I would like to have from you some light in order to clarify in a definitive way all the doubts still in the air:1. Is slow seroconversion related to the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1) Probably not. More related to underlying immune system.2) Current generation ELISA assays are very sensitive and in seroconversion panels are getting close to viral load in how early they might pick up infection. They still require the presence... Read more »

HIV/HEP C Seroconversion, HIV /STD ulcers

I had a high risk exposure to blood through oral sex, after being drugged in a bar in China. I... Read more »
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American Academy of HIV Medicine

California Governor Vetoes AB937 but Orders HIV Specialist Definition

In a letter dated October 10, 2001, Governor Gray Davis explained that he vetoed California bill AB937 because it would have required the California Department of Health Services to develop risk-adjusted rates. However, in the same letter, Governor... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Would "Remain a Threat" Even If World Achieved "AIDS-Free Generation" by Any Definition

Lawrence Altman, former senior medical correspondent for the New York Times , writes in an opinion analysis in the newspaper that while there was much discussion about "ending the AIDS epidemic" and an "AIDS-free generation" at the XIX... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

No Definitive Link Between Hormonal Contraceptives and Increased Risk of HIV Infection Among Women, CDC Says

"There is no clear link between the use of contraceptives such as the birth control pill or Depo-Provera shots and an increased risk that a woman will contract HIV, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday," Reuters ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With HIV Seroconversion in Gay Men in England at the Start of the 21st Century

In order to "detect and quantify current risk factors for HIV seroconversion among gay men seeking repeat tests at sexual health clinics," the authors conducted an unmatched case control study in London, Brighton, and Manchester. The authors... Read more »
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antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear everyone,

It appears there are a lot of people on this forum who had a low risk exposure, but are only anxious for a HIV infection because they had a flu-like experience with fever. Actually, i'm one of them. I wondered about the following thing: Read more »

Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
do we have the window period right? I am wondering if anyone knows how many people seroconvert after the 5-6 month time frame. I read in this forum of someone who seroconverted after 12 MONTHS!!!! THIS IS SCARING THE $HIT OUT OF ME!!!! Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

So WHAT does cause late seroconversion??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People are saying that it is definitely possible for someone to seroconvert later than the 4 or 6 week guideline.

So what causes this? What diseases? What conditions?? Read more »