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Flu Symptoms During Seroconversion

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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 »

seroconversion ?

Posted by Anonymous
How dramatic is the onset.. Are we talking mild like flu symptoms or something much more intense than just a mild fever and sore throat. Is there any one symptom that almost everyone gets.. Night sweats, high high fever and so on ?

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When a person seroconverts from Hiv- to Hiv+, is that when your body starts to produce antibodies? If you have any of the flu like symptoms does that mean that you are seroconverting and you shouid be producing antibodies or do the symptoms have... Read more »

Seroconversion question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just have one question. I was tested at the three month window after an encounter and it turned up negative. Before this time, I had some of the symptoms, light rash, headache, flu-like. However, after the test (about a month) I had some... Read more »

sign of seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Except the CBC blood work which could show the seroconversion pattern, what other sign of seroconversion indicates that this process is finished ?
would that be ...body irratation (very slightly needle pain feeling) + very slightly painful swollen... Read more »
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SeroConversion Symptoms

Dr. Frascino,Thanks for this forum. I am sending a contribution for your fondation.I'm a gay male and recently been on a bit of a sex compulsion having blown several men over the last few months. None had ejaculated in my mouth but I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree your HIV risk is negligible. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Even though this is not flu season, there are still many transient viral illnesses around that can cause "flu-like"... 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 »

Having Seroconversion Symptoms Despite PEP

Dear Dr. Bob -I'm really not sure what to do. I had a relatively high risk exposure 14 days ago (Oral sex and exposure to semen in a bathhouse with multiple partners, only to discover thereafter that my lip was cut and bleeding as I sucked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your PEP program was begun within the 72-hour window so that's in your favor. However, it's critically important to point out that PEP, even when appropriately prescribed and taken, is not 100% effective in preventing HIV.In your... Read more »

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Cost-Effectiveness of Symptom-Based Testing and Routine Screening for Acute HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men in the USA

Testing for HIV when flu-like symptoms are evident may offer a cost-effective alternative for early detection of HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM), reported the authors of the current study. "Acute HIV infection often causes... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

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Flu Shots and the Upcoming Flu Season

Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes hundreds of thousands of Americans ill each year. It can cause many complications for people with damaged immune systems, including people living with HIV. Despite... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

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