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Delayed Seroconversion After 4 Months

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7 month negative or delayed seroconversion?

Posted by chetan, 1 Reply
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 »

delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Two questions:
1. Can being very active (going to the gym 5 days a week, playing sports) delay seroconversion past 6 months? Are there any factors that can delay seroconversion?

2. I have read that HIV can cause very long and severe genital herpes... Read more »

delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you can have a delayed seroconversion if you are coinfected
with hiv and hep c i have spoke with so many doctors and hospitals they said you need to test at 9months and 12 months 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... Read more »

delayed seroconversion due to a history of illness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had quite a few illnesses in the past two cases of Mono, Recurrent Malaria and also Cerebral Malaria. I've also had Hep A the question I have is a normal healthy person usually seroconverts within three months. Do you think a person who has... Read more »
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What do you think about a test at 5 months???? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, Hello good doctor, I am a long time reader of the forum. You helped me out years ago and I am still grateful for your assisstance. More importantly, how are you doing? Are you feeling good? I hope you and Steve are still together,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Welcome back to the forum.Your WOO-HOO is definitive, conclusive and Dr. Bob-certified, OK? The whole hepatitis C story has been blown way, way, way out of proportion. See below. If you don't have active hepatitis C (you'd be sick if... 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 »

Ecstasy and delayed seroconversion

I have used ecstasy recreationally for the past year and a half. Sometimes more than once a weekend, sometimes not for a few weeks or months at a time. However, all together I would say I have used it a lot. I have read about ecstasy use damaging...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I know of no medical literature documenting of ecstasy and delayed seroconversion. There is, however, evidence that ecstasy is immunosuppressive, that is, it reduces CD4 counts (along with other negative effects). Anyone... Read more »

Can anemia delay seroconversion?

Hi Dr. Bob,I was tested 6 months after a possible exposure. The result was negative (yay). 2 years ago, I went to donate blood for the Red Cross. They prick your finger before to check your iron level I think and it has to be 17 to be able to donate...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Anemia does not affect or delay HIV seroconversion or influence the results of HIV tests. If you are anemic, however, you should see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment, if necessary. Certainly it could be a nutritional deficiency, such... Read more »
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