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Risk Of Seroconversion After Hiv Exposure

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Medium-high risk exposure... PEP/Seroconversion?!

Posted by quavers, 1 Reply
Hi guys. I'll start with explaining everything that has happened so far.

Although a straight male, I've always had one nagging "fantasy" that just wouldn't go away which was to experience what it would be like with a uhh, convincing transgendered... Read more »

How long and how severe can seroconversion be?

Posted by rufenough, 3 Replies
Hi,

I wonder if anyone can help me. I had possible exposure to HIV in early March, in fact I contracted Gonarhea and it was this that got me concerned. After I had the Gonerhea treated (with antiobiotics) I felt fine for about 3 or 4 days....but... Read more »

antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear everyone,

It appears there are a lot of people on this forum who had a low risk exposure, but are only anxious for a HIV infection because they had a flu-like experience with fever. Actually, i'm one of them. I wondered about the following thing: Read more »

Seroconversion after 13 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Last year I had unprotected sex with a person who later turned out to be HIV positive (I know stupid). I took an hiv test 15 weeks later and tested NEG.

It is almost a year later. I have had various strange symptoms such as night sweats,... Read more »

Hep c delays seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just found info that Hep c will delay seroconversion for Hiv test John Hopkis web site says that Hiv test will show positive 10-14 days after infection but Hep C can delay it to 6-8 weeks.does anyone know what are the symptoms of HEPc ?

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Can Antibiotics taken after exposure delay seroconversion (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in the past. Unfortunately I am still very worried. I still have symptoms I cant explain and now I have a rash on my body 12 weeks later after my possible exposure and I am so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As with so many of the questions cramming their way into my overstuffed inbox, your question has been asked (and answered) numerous times before. A quick search of the archives would have revealed this. See below!Dr. BobCan antibiotics affect... Read more »

Newly infected: Time between exposure and seroconversion illness?

Dr Bob, I've been reading your advice for a long time because my partner is positive. I read a lot of the discussions about sero-discordant couples, but none of that is relevant anymore. I just found out I have HIV.On month ago in Mar 07, I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Has your positive HIV test been reconfirmed with another test? If not, that should be your next step a repeat ELISA with confirmatory Western Blot, if the former is positive, to rule out false-positives, technical errors, clerical errors,... Read more »

Possible Occupational Exposure And Seroconversion-Revised

Hi Dr. Frascino. My story began on 4/26/06 when at work a patients bloody sheet might have contacted some areas of eczema on my arms. I had forgotten about the areas because the eczema was not running or bleeding. There was however burning with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk is negligible at best.1.No.2.Yes, most likely it would.3.Yes, in most cases.4.The window period is not really longer; however, in some cases (not yours), a repeat test at six months is recommended for other reasons.5.There are... Read more »

HIV/HEP C Seroconversion, HIV /STD ulcers

I had a high risk exposure to blood through oral sex, after being drugged in a bar in China. I started an antibiotic the next day and continued for the week (it's all I had with me,and thought it couldn't hurt), at the end of the week I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would get retested for HCV HBV and HIV at 3 and 6 months.... Read more »
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Lowering the Risk of HIV After Sex or Other Exposure

Post-exposure prophylaxis -- or PEP for short -- has long been used to minimize the chance of HIV infection among healthcare workers exposed to the virus (primarily through accidental needlestick injuries). 1-3 It is also generally available in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Exposure to Blood and Behavioural Risks Among STI Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Although it is well known that the vast majority of HIV infections in South Africa are the result of heterosexually transmitted HIV, the rapid growth of South Africa's HIV epidemic and the behavioural risk factors that facilitate HIV transmission in... Read more »