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How Many Cases Of Late Seroconvertion

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment Interruptions

...doses correctly. There were several reasons why treatment interruptions were studied: It was thought that people who started treatment as soon as they got infected might eradicate the virus. The hope was that in these rare cases, patients could stop taking medications. Unfortunately, this approach does not seem to work. There are several reasons. First, most people aren't aware that they have just been infected with HIV. Once HIV...
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Late Seroconversion and Virus in blood

Dr. Mark, I have done quite a bit of research on late seroconverters. It seems that the theory on these cases is that, rather than the virus being in the bloodstream for a long time; it is instead in an "eclipse phase" and bascially dormant in...
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
...I am still waiting to see those documented cases of late seroconversion. Your theory is only partially correct. Actually virus gets processed first within lymph nodes where Read more »

General Information

(1) What are some of the reasons a person would be a late seroconverter? Are there medicines, diseases that would cause this?(2) How accurate are the Orasure oral swab test (where you swab between the cheek and gum across the bottom and then the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that late seroconversion is such an extremely rare event that when it occurs it's so remarkable that it gets published as a case report in medical journals. There are no specific medicines or diseases that cause it. It remains an extremely rare... Read more »

Late Seroconversion ?

Hi Calvin , i finished my 13th week testing and the result came back negative. During that week i had a cold. About two weeks later i caught a flu, with fever and a severe sore throat, difficulty swallowing food and stuff. Is it possible to have...
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...HIV antibodies. People sero-converting after 12 weeks from exposure is extremely rare. There have only been two documented cases of late sero-conversion in 1995 and 1996. If you would like to learn more about these two extremely rare cases you... Read more »

immune system

Hello my ? is i heard that some people with weak immune systems take longer to show up positive on hiv test why is that? and how much longer would it be would it be longer then 6 months?
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...HIV antibodies. People sero-converting after 6 months from exposure is extremely rare. There have only been two documented cases of late sero-conversion in 1995 and 1996. One case was an occupational exposure with a health care worker and the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...and HIV. Some vaccines are made up of weakened germs or viruses. These are called "live vaccines." They can give you a mild case of disease, but then your immune system kicks in to protect you against a severe case. Examples include measles,... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...and their families need to understand how the viruscan and does impact this senior age group. About 10 percent of AIDS cases in the US female population are in womenolder than 50, with women of color representing the largest portion. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...102 ). You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or unsafe sexual activity. In these cases, talk to your health care provider immediately . Ask whether you can use HIV treatments to prevent infection. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

...diarrhea, weakness, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain. None of these side effects seem to be very serious. The diarrhea in most cases can be controlled with over-the-counter medications. How Does Nelfinavir React With Other Drugs?... Read more »
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I did the most horrible mistake of my life

Posted by scared2, 1 Reply
...a very healthy non-smoker, non-drinker type of person who works out a lot, so I dont thnink I would be one of those special cases if I was to seroconvert late!! I just need some guidance, please help me. Read more »

No One Seroconverts Late Anymore

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...It's just NEVER happened since 1998 ..... NEVER, EVER ..... not one documented case in any country on our planet. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Your a vetern here and I have mad respect for you and your wisdom on this subject. With all do respect after looking thru a lady who posted a while back about her husband infecting her she stated that she did not turn positive in the time frame you... Read more »

Scary Question posed... Do we have the WP right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I dont think so Read more »