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Delayed Seroconversion And False Negative

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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 »

Neuropathy during seroconversion, false negative?

Hi Dr. Bob, Please answer, I'm terrified! I had unprotected vaginal intercourse on Dec 19,... Read more »

Can Antibiotics taken after exposure delay seroconversion (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in the past. Unfortunately... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

African-American and Hispanic Adolescents' Intentions to Delay First Intercourse: Parental Communication as a Buffer for Sexually Active Peers

Parents and peers often exert conflicting influences regarding sexual delay by adolescents. In the current study, the researchers examined the moderating effects of mothers' responsiveness in sex discussions on the negative relationship between... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Application of Condoms With Safer and Unsafe Sex: Factors Associated With HIV Risk in a Community Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men

Delayed condom application (DCA) "has been implicated in HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men," noted the authors. The current study examines the prevalence of DCA in a gay population and explores factors associated with condom use among two... Read more »
HIV i-Base

SPARTAC Trial: Treatment in Primary Infection for 48 Weeks Shows Small Delay in Disease Progression

The main objective in the SPARTAC trial was to look at the impact on disease progression from two different short courses of antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiated during primary HIV infection compared to no immediate ART. Sarah Fidler from... Read more »
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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 »

Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face and test. I am eating a high... 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 »

ARS symptoms vs. delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is for all of those people who became very ill (flu-like symptoms, rash diahrea, etc)and believed those symptoms to be ARS related do to whatever type of sexual encounter...I being one of them. I found some information to back up my... Read more »