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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 »

*Please Help! HIV, Seroconversion, Testing*

Hello Doctor, thank you for what you're doing not only through your organization, but also... Read more »
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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

Survival From HIV-1 Seroconversion in Southern Africa: A Retrospective Cohort Study in Nearly 2,000 Gold-Miners Over 10 Years of Follow-Up

Viktor von Wyl and colleagues 1 looked at the Swiss Cohort to examine the emergence of antiretroviral resistance after patients began their first antiretroviral regimen that included either a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)... Read more »
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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 »
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How long after seroconversion do you test pos.??

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Say at 2-3 weeks, you have ARS symptoms.....the person is basicly seroconverting.

How long after that would they test pos. on a rapid test???

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ELISA test and sero-conversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am very worried eventhough I took an ELISA and antigen p24 test last week after a possible exposure to HIV 7 weeks ago (unprotected sex with a sex worker) and they both came back negative.

I have been really tired the last 4 weeks by some kind of... Read more »

hiv 2 seroconversion

Posted by ruby888, 1 Reply
Please help me in understanding test accuracy. How accurate is hiv 1 western blot and hiv 2 immunoblot 2 years after unprotected sex. My partner conitues to have symptoms inspite of me testing following tests 2 yrs after multiple, unprotected,... 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 »