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Late Seroconversion Extenuating Circumstances

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So is this an extenuating circumstance? (DISCLOSURE)

Hey doctor, First of all I would like to send out my condolescences to you for your recent loss. I know that you know he (your brother) is in a better place now, so I am sure that gives you some comfort.So now here is the question..more like a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm not going to reprimand you for not disclosing, but I will say that decision is the root of all your current problems! From reading the forum, you probably realize I strongly encourage HIVers to disclose their status and the sooner... Read more »

extenuating circumstances

I think i am understanding this, please correct me if i am wrong. A 3 months/84 days/90 day test.... Read more »

what exactly are extenuating circumstances?? pls advise

dr bob.. you keep saying that a 3 month antibody test is conclusive unless there are extenuating... Read more »
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A Dr. Gallant update of the late seroconversion...

Posted by Anonymous
Heres and update of what Dr. Gallants said about the whole set up story (i think it was a setup, right?) of the late seroconversion.

Dr. gallantWhy did you answer that question? All of us in the Window period are now absolutely petrified about late... Read more »

Late seroconversions

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello out there

I see alot of paranoia about these so called "late seroconversions" Yes, Julio has had a string of posts (1998) that has obviously shaken everybody up. However let's use some reason here. If in fact he had gone to so many doctors and... Read more »

So WHAT does cause late seroconversion??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People are saying that it is definitely possible for someone to seroconvert later than the 4 or 6 week guideline.

So what causes this? What diseases? What conditions?? Read more »

Late seroconversion comment

Posted by Anonymous
I don't know if anyone mentioned this (I haven't read all the posts) but, late or undetected seroconversions via ELISA may have happened albeit rarely in the past but we are on 3rd generation ELISA which is VERY accurate...

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