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Hiv Seroconversion And Other Illnesses

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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 »

Newly infected: Time between exposure and seroconversion illness?

Dr Bob, I've been reading your advice for a long time because my partner is positive. I read a... Read more »

very worried (SUPERINFECTION MAY CAUSE INCREASING VIRAL LOADS AND A SECOND SEROCONVERSION ILLNESS)

my partner and i always practice safe sex, but last night the condom must had come off and we did... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Socioeconomic Differences in the Impact of HIV Infection on Workforce Participation in France in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

In the current study, the authors "sought to measure the difference in employment rates between HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative persons and to establish whether this difference varied according to the HIV-infected persons' socioeconomic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Sex Partners' HIV Status on HIV Seroconversion in a Prospective Cohort of Injection Drug Users

The identification of persons at highest risk for HIV infection is crucial for targeting prevention strategies, the authors noted. In this study, researchers evaluated the HIV status of injection drug users' (IDUs) sex partners and rates of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

No Participants in Chinese Phase I Clinical Trial of HIV Vaccine Showing Ill Effects, Experts Say

None of the 49 participants taking an experimental HIV vaccine in a Phase I clinical trial launched last year in Nanning, China, is showing ill effects, according to clinical observation, Xinhuanet reports. Experts have been visiting the... Read more »
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antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear everyone,

It appears there are a lot of people on this forum who had a low risk exposure, but are only anxious for a HIV infection because they had a flu-like experience with fever. Actually, i'm one of them. I wondered about the following thing: Read more »

delayed seroconversion due to a history of illness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had quite a few illnesses in the past two cases of Mono, Recurrent Malaria and also Cerebral Malaria. I've also had Hep A the question I have is a normal healthy person usually seroconverts within three months. Do you think a person who has... 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 »

Seroconversion symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I can't seem to find the information I am looking for online: symptoms associated with seroconversion illness.

Here's my situation: My boyfriend is HIV-positive. I have thus far been negative. About a month ago, we had sex and I penetrated him... Read more »