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How Many People Seroconvert After 8 Weeks

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Do Most People Seroconvert in a Month?Belive that?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do you all believe that 95% of people seroconvert within a month? Therefore a 7 or 8 week test is probably accurate? I don't know, I feel anxious, but don't know if I should be feeling very relieved or not. I just keep reading the 95% on one month... Read more »

99% seroconvert by 6 weeks. true?

Posted by anxious66, 1 Reply
I know i keep posting but i honestly believe these questions will help others out there as well.

is it true that 99% of people who have a normal 'healthy' immune system will almost certainly seroconvert by 6 weeks if infected? i ask this because my... Read more »

Seroconverting after 10 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had what I would consider a high risk exposure with a female sex worker in Thailand. About a week later I had white spots on the back of my throat. I went to see a Dr. and tested positive for strep. Of course, I was exstatic. The Dr. did... Read more »


Posted by mobieorly123, 2 Replies
Im wondering if people that had symtoms when they first aquired HIV did you feel symtoms and could you list them Read more »

how long did it take to seroconvert

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For anyone who already tested +ve
I really need some help. My problem is that I've been exposed and having symptoms. Lost alot of weight, coated tongue, body pains, and just feeling awful all day. I've been posting in the forum and found that most of... Read more »
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Do people write back about the time they took to seroconvert?

Dr. Bob,How are you? I read about your brother... I have a sister living with cancer... I cannot put into words what I feel. I do not have the possibility to be with her more than once per year (she is living in another country). But I call her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Marius,The vast majority of folks who become infected with HIV will seroconvert (develop detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood) in three to six weeks. Your negative HIV tests at 3 and 8.5 weeks are extremely encouraging. Good... Read more »

why is takeing so long to seroconvert

Hi Dr. BobWhy am am I not seroconverting. I have had thrush for 5 weeks now. Healthy people don't get thrush which is not responding to mycelex. I have the rash on face around eyes and on chest. I tested hiv dna pcr and antibody at 6 weeks, rna...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Why are you taking so long to seroconvert to HIV-positive? The reason is you are not infected and consequently will not "seroconvert"!Your negative HIV-antibody tests out to 13 weeks plus your undetectable quantitative PCR RNA and... Read more »

Am I seroconverting?

Almost 8 weeks ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with a guy of unknown status, next day I developed genital/perianal ulcers , 7 days later I had a mild sore throat, abdominal pain, fever , headache, swollen lymph nodes groin, neck and under...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Unprotected receptive anal sex is certainly a high-risk situation. Your seven week test is a good indicator of what to expect at the 90 day mark since most people will have produced enough antibodies by 28 days. I would suggest a 90 day... Read more »

3% of chronic HCV patients don't seroconvert?

I have read in several places that 97% of people will show HCV antibodies by 6 months, and other information that mentions 3% of chronic HCV patients never show antibodies. Also, I have seen several of your posts that state most people will show...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes your testing is conclusive because both tests are negative. Great news!You are correct in surmising that most people seroconvert by 12 weeks; a minority of patients take longer (up to six months). Anyone who takes longer than that are few in... Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Today and All Week: Act for Aging and Living With Justice for People With HIV and LGBTQ People

Caring Across HIV: Aging/Living/Justice welcomes you to the week of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day! Together, we will speak out for the policies and programs that will allow people with HIV and LGBTQ people age with dignity. With just... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi Launches Week-Long Campaign to Test 250,000 People for HIV

"Malawi on Monday launched a week-long campaign to test 250,000 people for HIV in what health authorities called a crucial intervention in a country ravaged by AIDS," Agence France-Presse reports. "The week would give Malawians 'a chance to access... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: More Than 1,000 Ugandans Die From Diseases Each Week in Camps for Homeless People

According to a report by the Ugandan government, various UN agencies, Britain, and the International Rescue Committee, more than 1,000 Ugandans die each week in refugee camps created because of an 18-year insurgency in the northern part of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Health Ministry to "Severely Punish" People Responsible for Unsafe Blood Sales; 25 People Receive HIV-Positive Blood Through Transfusions

China's Ministry of Health earlier this week announced new rules that will "severely punish those responsible" for collecting and distributing untested blood that leads to people becoming infected with bloodborne diseases such as HIV through... Read more »