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Diarrhea During Seroconversion

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Some other products that are usually sold to treat constipation can also help with diarrhea. These products contain "soluble" fiber that adds bulk and absorbs water. This includes products like Metamucil, Citrucel, or other products that contain psyllium. 3. Alternative Therapies for Diarrhea: Acidophilus capsules (which contain helpful bacteria) can help restore normal digestion, especially when you are taking antibiotics. Some types of...
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Seroconversion after PEP

First and foremost doctor I would like to thank you for the work you do on this site.Approximately 2 months ago I engaged in an act of unprotected vaginal sex with a female of unknown status. A few days later I felt that I had a tingling sensation...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The published guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing recommend testing at three and six months from the date of exposure. Testing negative out to six months is not only valid, it's definitive and conclusive. Delayed seroconversion is not an... Read more »

HIV and HEP C: Delayed Seroconversion

Dear Dr. Bob,I see that many people rely on your service. Thank you for your time and expertise. I will make a donation to your foundation to support your efforts.Here is my issue. I tested negative on antibody tests for HIV and Hep C numerous times...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your repeatedly negative antibody tests for HIV and hepatitis C out to six months plus your negative HIV DNA PCR and hepatitis C RNA PCR at 4 and 5.5 months are absolutely conclusive and definitive. HIV and hepatitis C are not your problems. No... Read more »

Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from is information correct? i have negative hiv test uot to 18 months but i am concerned about the conclusiveness of the results! Your comment on the articleSeroconversionThe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The text is misleading. They are trying to say that symptoms related to HIV may take seven years or longer to manifest. The detection of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood (seroconversion), however, occurs in the vast majority of people within... Read more »

Symptoms of seroconversion

I'm a gay male (31) who has always practiced safe sex. However, 10 days ago, I had an encounter with another man, aged 23, who gave me anal sex (ie I was the bottom) with no condom. He fucked me pretty hard, but did not cum inside me. I also...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If your partner was HIV positive, there is a chance that you could have been infected with HIV. There is some debate over the risk for infection per episode of unprotected anal sex (see Serodiscordant male couple anal sex). The fact that he did... Read more »
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late seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if you have ars 3 weeks after exposure then lasted a week
all the sign. then at sixth month you started having ,diarrhea
stomach pain and neuropathy tested at 22 weeks home acsess neg. can you have seroconversion symptoms
suchh as diarrhea... Read more »

No One has a real idea about seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an exposure and tested at 102 days and thought i was in the clear. I know read a thread about seroconverting 6 months to 12 months???? So based on this my 3 month -ve is worthless. I guess my diarrhea, headaches, appendicitis, and allergies... Read more »

Seroconversion or Sushi!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 11/19/05, I had protected vaginal intercourse and unprotected oral sex with a male of unknown status. There were no condom issues and he ejaculated on my chest. On 11/24 or 11/25 (approximately 5-6 days later) I purchased and ate sushi/sashimi... Read more »

antibodies and seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Does anyone know long it takes for antibodies to be detected after seroconversion ? Read more »