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Hiv Conversion Time

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discuss with their children. However it is important that all
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Dr McGowan (HIV med help)

I took a course of PEP and had a negative 3 month test. Does PEP delay antibody production?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.It is generally recommended to get an HIV test at 6 months after exposure. Less than 1% of people will convert after 6 months so it is very rare. It is not known if Read more »

Major differences between HIV and AIDS

My wife was diagnosed about 8 months ago and I watched the conversion process. Is the conversion process similar when converting to AIDS? What should I watch for? The other question is, what are some of the major, distinct differences in the two...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Sorry to hear about your wife.I think you're confused. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (and the seroconversion that you report). There is only one virus, not two. With time HIV causes Read more »

T-Cell Count Elevation

I was diagnosed with HIV in March 2005 during sero conversion. At that time my HIV viral load was 30,000 with a T Cell count of 321. I was fortunate to be able to enter a clinical monotherapy study with the only drug in my regiment being Kaletra. ...
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
...You don't indicate what your CD4 percent is, but I assume there is no real difference in CD4 percent between those time points. The absolute count is much more variable and can be affected by time of day, other ongoing infections, vaccinations, Read more »


Iam a college student taking a course on HIV/AIDS. What is "sero-conversion?" By the way, I'm also HCV positive and I have found these internet recources invaluable in my own battle. Keep up the good work. Dennis.
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
...This refers to the time when someone is infected with a virus for example, but antibodys have not developed yet and/or can't be detected in the serum Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

... Table of Contents What Is Domestic Violence? Women, HIV and Domestic Violence Disclosing Safely Minimizing Risk Leaving a Violent Relationship Domestic violence can happen Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...remembering to take their medications. This is where support from family and friends may come in. Also ask your doctor and local AIDS service agencies for help. Being consistent about taking your HIV drugs may be the best way to treat, and even... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Normal Laboratory Values

...factors, including your age or gender,if you are pregnant, the time of day when the sample was taken,active infectons, stage of HIV disease, and food (some testsamples need to be taken after you have fasted -- not eatenanything -- for several... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »

Revised Timing of Acute HIV post

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...typing. Below is the entire post I was trying to send: -------------------------- My question relates to timing of possible HIV exposure, Acute HIV and subsequent sero-conversion. I had a potentially very dangerous sexual encounter earlier in... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...for visiting our website. 1. At 3 months, 99.9%(CDC Sponsored research) of the population will have developed antibodies to HIV if they were truly infected. 2. I have not read of a time period that will be 100%. At 3 months it is highly... Read more »