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Drug Abuse Extenuating Circumstances Late Seroconversion

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what exactly are extenuating circumstances?? pls advise

dr bob.. you keep saying that a 3 month antibody test is conclusive unless there are extenuating circumstances.. what exactly would those be??.. would sex w a stripper/masseuse unprotected be one? would vaginal intercourse where you are not sure if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mike,Neither unprotected sex with a stripper/masseuse nor vaginal sex where you are not sure if the condom was used properly qualifies as "extenuating circumstances," OK? Examples of extenuating circumstances would be taking... Read more »

So is this an extenuating circumstance? (DISCLOSURE)

Hey doctor, First of all I would like to send out my condolescences to you for your recent loss. I... Read more »

possible late seroconversion

HI Dr.BOB, first of all i want to thank you for your great service and appologies form my poor... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vietnam Highlands Face Drug Abuse, HIV Threats Say Officials

At a recent one-day conference in Hanoi, the Vietnam representative of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime warned that "the twin epidemics of drugs and HIV should no longer be viewed only as a threat to the public security and public health of... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

How You Can Recognize Signs that You May be Abusing Alcohol

If you are like many Americans, you may drink alcohol occasionally. Or, like others, you may drink moderate amounts of alcohol on a more regular basis. If you are a woman or someone over the age of 65, this means that you have no more than one drink... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

The Role of Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV Disease

Although HIV disease and alcohol and drug abuse are distinct illnesses, each profoundly affects the other. Alcohol and drug abuse have been associated with high-risk sexual behavior such as unprotected sexual activity. (1-7 ) Although the... Read more »
The Well Project

Substance Abuse, Addiction and HIV

Table of Contents Introduction What Do These Terms Mean? Substance Use and HIV How to Know if You Have a Problem With Substance Use What You Can Do Introduction Substance abuse and addiction cause serious health-related problems... Read more »
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So WHAT does cause late seroconversion??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People are saying that it is definitely possible for someone to seroconvert later than the 4 or 6 week guideline.

So what causes this? What diseases? What conditions?? Read more »

Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've searched high and low, near and far all over the internet and am yet to find an article on late seroconversion. Whether its after 3,4,5,6.....12 months. Has anyone read anything on this subject in the internet? 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 »

Organ Transplant & Drug Users Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do people with transplants and drug users have a longer window period? - I'm assuming it is because their body is not strong enough to build antibodies. If stress can do so much to people as everybody says, then why isn't stress in this group?

Doe... Read more »