Does Seroconversion Illness Last Months

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I need proof of illness 4 months prior to diagnosis

I am going through a court case at the moment , about concerns that the doctors already knew I was HIV . However I went to see the GP in England in July 09 and they said I had a chest infection caused by a virus . They gave me nothing for 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
Your symptoms during that time were very nonspecific. Without some more definitive evidence (i.e. sputum culture or diagnostic test) it is difficult to know what could have been causing those symptoms. Read more »

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antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for the ones who experinece the illness after 2 weeks already, a negative antibody test will be sufficient already after two months (3 months minus 4 weeks.) Because the seroconverting process started 4 weeks earlier than the ones who experienced... Read more »

delayed seroconversion due to a history of illness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 been exposed to quite a few illnesses would take longer to seroconvert? Read more »

a little isolated overseas

Posted by livingpos, 2 Replies
...the challenges of being hiv positive. I was diagnosed a year ago at the time of major seroconversion illness (had to take 2 months sick leave). All is well now but I struggle to cope with the shocker of getting my test results alone. Body... Read more »

Anyone have a strong seroconversion and lived long

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I had a very strong seroconversion that lasted almost almost 3 months. This was about 3 weeks after exposure I started with fever, night sweets and severe headaches.. continued for for 3 months. Read more »
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