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Timing of Acute HIV and Sero-Conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My question relates to timing of possible HIV exposure, Acute HIV and subsequent sero-conversion.
Note I have tested negative with Elia tests out to 19 weeks but I have not been well since 2 weeks after the event feeling tired with off and on with... Read more »

Sero conversion

Posted by Anonymous
Hello,

Is there a link between the severity of the symptoms during HIV infection and the time required to become HIV +?


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conversion question

Posted by Anonymous
ok, is ARS and conversion illness the same thing? i mean don't they happen at the same time cause when u start gettin sick from ARS that means your body's converting right? and it happens, within 2-4 weeks not 10 11 12 or 13 weeks. heres my problem.... Read more »

Conversion rumor

Posted by Arch, 1 Reply
I was told this by a nurse. Bigger people take longer to convert to HIV positive than samller people. I dunno if this is true or not. But I am tall and thin (6-4, 170). So I dunno if my size would affect it. I tested negative at 4 and 8 weeks, so... Read more »

more on delayed conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I found this on the FAQ of www.positifs.org, which had been mentioned by someone a few weeks ago. I translated using altavista, again.

"With this, it should be added that in certain cases, extremely rare, the appearance of the antibodies can occur... Read more »
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recent sero conversion and when to begin treatment

I had a negative HIV test April 18th, followed by a positive test May 5th which was confirmed by Western Blot. I was very ill for 5 days when I had the first test with flu like symptoms, sore throat, and swollen glands but no fever. My doctor...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Based on what you have outlined it sounds like you had seroconverted by May 5th and the symptoms of primary HIV infection occurred about 3 weeks before that. A viral load of 107,000 is not out of range for this May 5th time point. Very high viral... Read more »

recent sero conversion and when to begin treatment

I had a negative HIV test April 18th, followed by a positive test May 5th which was confirmed by Western Blot. I was very ill for 5 days when I had the first test with flu like symptoms, sore throat, and swollen glands but no fever. My doctor...
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
Sounds like this was a recent seroconversion given the 2 test results. Early treatment has not conclusively been determined to affect long term outcome. It certainly will turn off viral replication and preserve immune function to a greater degree... Read more »

recent sero conversion and when to begin treatment

I had a negative HIV test April 18th, followed by a positive test May 5th which was confirmed by Western Blot. I was very ill for 5 days when I had the first test with flu like symptoms, sore throat, and swollen glands but no fever. My doctor...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
It's not possible to estimate the duration of infection from the level of the viral load and CD4 cell count. Usually the viral load values are quite high with a recent infection (often one million or more), but the range is fairly wide, and... Read more »

late conversion

hello ryan....first of all, thank you for your time and caring of other people...so far i've been tested negative at week 6, 12, 17, 23, and 28 for hiv antibodies.....i am also slightly anemic....can this condition cause late conversion?....one...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Based on your antibody tests (by the way, you're testing way too much), you are HIV negative. There is no risk of late conversion. Any symptoms that you might be experiencing are not related to HIV, so you should see a doctor to get a better... Read more »
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