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Hiv Infection And Serum Conversion

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infectivity on serum

Hi Dr,I had an encounter at a strip club. I rubber her vagina twice around 5 seconds. I touched her vaginal fluids. After that encounter i saw my finger that touched her fluids. A couple of hours back i peeled a little skin at that finger. I pressed...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Your risk of HIV infection from the encounter that you describe is virtually zero; you would need contact with blood into your subcutaneous tissue or mucous membranes to sustain any risk. -BY... Read more »


Iam a college student taking a course on HIV/AIDS. What is "sero-conversion?" By the way,... Read more »

HIV+ conversion to HIV- ??

Hi Dr. Holodyny,I have read a lot of rubbish promoting "wonder drugs" that allegedly not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: AIDS Black Caucus Hosts Conversations on HIV

HIV/AIDS researchers, service providers, advocates, and others came together March 28 at the University of Chicago for a conversation on connecting HIV/AIDS research and black men who have sex with men (MSM). The summit was part of a series of... Read more »

Let Us Learn to Have Difficult Conversations About Sex

We have been focusing on the theme of "Getting to Zero" for World AIDS Day since 2011 (Zero HIV infections, zero stigma/discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths). Nations have been focusing on this theme which runs until 2015. Concerted efforts... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Aging and HIV: A Conversation with Dr. Malcolm John

Thanks to years of HIV health advocacy, better understanding of HIV disease and its complications, and improved antiretroviral treatment regimens, people with HIV now are better able to maintain their health and live longer -- perhaps even decades... Read more »

Conversations From AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Kathie Hiers Discuss HIV/AIDS in the South

Editor's Note: We had opportunities to catch up with so many great partners on so many important issues while at the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012 ) last month, we are continuing to bring you interviews this week. During AIDS... Read more »
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Late conversion

Posted by Anonymous
Dear freinds, anyone knows the different between the serology test like herpes IgG and chlamydia IgG and ELISA HIV test. The accuracy and sensitivty should be much different. I have a late conversion of chlamydia but with a different test ( ELISA... Read more »

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 »

Hep C and Hiv Conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Question if someone has hep C, will this effect a 1st gen Elisia test at 3 months?

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Sero conversion

Posted by Anonymous

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

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