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Does Seroconversion Illness Last Months

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Seroconversion illness and antibodies/Seroconversion and HIV testing

Question 1:Firstly, thank you for your valuable advice. The work you do is abolutelyinvaluable! Could you tell me, assuming an individual suffers from aretroviral illness, how soon after this illness would you expect detectable antibodies (by ELISA)...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.It's really hard to determine how long a person will begin to produceantibodies after the Acute Viral Syndrome stage. Not all persons will haveAcute Viral Syndrome, and the severity of this syndrome can vary greatly... Read more »

Newly infected: Time between exposure and seroconversion illness?

Dr Bob, I've been reading your advice for a long time because my partner is positive. I read a... Read more »

Seroconversion illness AFTER positive antibody test?

Hello,I tested positive in January 2007, but I am working overseas, and it has been difficult... 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

Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Seroconversion in Injecting Drug Users in Australia

The authors conducted a prospective cohort study to determine the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and to identify risks for seroconversion. Study participants were recruited through direct approach, street-based outreach, methadone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Sex Partners' HIV Status on HIV Seroconversion in a Prospective Cohort of Injection Drug Users

The identification of persons at highest risk for HIV infection is crucial for targeting prevention strategies, the authors noted. In this study, researchers evaluated the HIV status of injection drug users' (IDUs) sex partners and rates of... Read more »
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

The article below, titled "Greed and HIV," was written by Steve Whitson, Ph.D. (editor), and is reprinted from the January/February 1999 issue of Positively Aware , the monthly newsletter from Test Positive Aware Network in Chicago. You can contact... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Documented Seroconversion beyond 6 months - scary!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Everyone - Not news I am happy to report but just today Dr. Holodniy responded to a post from an individual who tested HIV+ beyond the window period. Needless to say it scared the !@#$ out of me.

My first results...

"I'm 52, was neg 6/00, pos 11/01... Read more »

Regarding 9 month seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
Just look at the posts. Count back in months from the date of the post the amount of months this guy claims to have seroconverted. They all go back to Feb 1998. So does the 9 month case referred to earlier...so it's basically rubbish.

Kind Regards,

Kev... Read more »