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Herpes During Seroconversion

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Herpes outbreak & Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
Are there symptoms or general behavior one will feel if they seroconvert?

Also, if somebody had herpes already, is there any cases where they would get more outbreaks in the first 3-6 months of getting HIV if not?

thanks!

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multiple infections and seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have come down with herpes and ebv at the same time and started taking acyclvoir immeadiately. Could this medication, coupled with the other infections cause me to not develope antibodies for hiv if I got that also. Could it cause the production... Read more »

Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
Ok. I did a stupid thing.
2 times oral, 2 times vaginal unprotected intercourse on New Year's eve. no excuse for it....

Anyway, I got a real quick cold a couple weeks in... cleared up within a couple weeks.
a month afterwards, i got a small lesion... Read more »

delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Two questions:
1. Can being very active (going to the gym 5 days a week, playing sports) delay seroconversion past 6 months? Are there any factors that can delay seroconversion?

2. I have read that HIV can cause very long and severe genital herpes... 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 »
Ask the Experts

seroconversion symptoms

dear doctor,briefly, what are typical seroconversion symptoms? or does seroconversion pass on unnoticed?thanks....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Typical seroconversion symptoms include fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, fatigue, aches and rash-- much the way someone with infectious mononucleosis would appear. However, there are a host of other symtpoms and conditions that have been... Read more »

Shingles Coinfection and Seroconversion

Dr. Frascino - many thanks for all you do.Background:24 Y/o male - developed a shingles infection on my right side while visiting Thailand. At the peak of my shingles episode, I had unprotected vaginal insertive sex with a sex worker.-5 days later:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Neither herpes zoster nor acyclovir would delay HIV seroconversion. Having sex "at the peak" of a shingles outbreak is certainly not wise and probably was fairly uncomfortable. Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 73 days are... Read more »

Seroconversion for all std's

What is the time frame for the body to develop antibodies to the below stated STD's (testing with 99% specificity and sensitivity)and what type of test would you recommend?1. HIV (time frame for 99% accuaracy)2. Herpes (time frame for 99%...
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
We are going well outside the confines of this forum to answer all of those questions. 3 months for HIV using conventional serology.MH... Read more »

SEROCONVERSION TARDIA (2) ...

Me diagnosticaron Sarkoma de Kaposi en Glande y tengo 39 aos ...Se puede presentar Sarkoma de Kaposi con resultados de Hiv negativo y a los 6 meses de la relac.de riesgo ???En este tipo de manifestaciones en las cuales se presentan defensas altas se...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Sarcoma de Kaposi no es exclusivo de la infeccion por VIH. Esta es una condicion vista comunmente en varones con descendencia mediterranea (Italia, Espaa, Grecia, etc.)y se asocia a un Virus de la familia de Herpes.No tiene que ver nada con una... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

Researchers in the current study sought to determine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence at HIV-1 diagnosis and seroincidence one year or more after HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies were detected using enzyme immunoassay in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

There are few studies comparing risk factors for infection by herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2), the authors of the current study wrote, despite an increase in HSV-1-associated anogenital herpes reports. In that context, researchers... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Simple (lceras Bucales y Herpes Genital)

¿Qué Es el Herpes? El VHS y el VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite el VHS? ¿Cómo Se Trata el Herpes? ¿Se Puede Prevenir el Herpes? En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es el Herpes? El herpes simple se refiere a un grupo de virus que infecta a los seres... Read more »
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 »