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Hiv Seroconversion Period

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Does Hep C impact HIV seroconversion / window period?

I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all cite a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is much confusion about this point.The CDC recommends that health care workers who are exposed to a HIV/HCV coinfected patients get HIV testing at baseline, six, and 12 weeks after exposure. However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker... Read more »

Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from http://www.hivsymptomsonline.com/seroconversion.html is information... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual and Reproductive Life of Women Informed of Their HIV Seropositivity: A Prospective Cohort Study in Burkina Faso

...follow-up visit, each women was offered an individual session of counseling with a social worker who informed her about her HIV seropositivity. At each interview, the social worker collected information on the sharing of HIV test results with the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV infection, of whom 25 have developed AIDS in the absence of other risk factors. The development of AIDS following known HIV seroconversion also has been repeatedly observed in pediatric and adult blood transfusion cases, in mother-to-child... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Risk Behavior and Implications for Secondary HIV Transmission During and After HIV Seroconversion

...effectively throughout at least the first year after infection. We found some evidence that individuals with symptoms consistent with HIV seroconversion may be at higher risk of secondary transmission. If real, this association would suggest that... Read more »
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Anti boitics- affect on the Window period-Hiv!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if the use of an anti biotic medicine will affect the window period after a possible exposure to Hiv! would it prolong the period for seroconversion to take place or or speed up the process of Read more »

Scietific Abstarct on Winodw Period/Test Methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keywords: *Gene Amplification/METHODS *HIV/ISOLATION & PURIF *HIV Antibodies/BLOOD *HIV Antigens/BLOOD *HIV Seropositivity/VIROLOGY *Immunoassay/METHODS *RNA,... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...population. This report describes the results of that investigation, which identified the following characteristics as associated with HIV seroconversion in prison: male-male sex in prison, tattooing in prison, older age (i.e., age of >26... Read more »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Taken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting: HIV Seroconversion in HCWs Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency Read more »