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Seroconverting After Bj

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Please help me- I think I'm losing my mind

Dear Dr. Bob:I have written you four times- you answered one of my emails in 2002, but have ignored my other three messages. Please, please answer this one as I am desperate and need some reassurance from you that I am indeed HIV negative. To make...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Someone Desperate To Hear From You,I certainly don't think you are someone beneath contempt for not accepting your seronegative status, but I am absolutely certain your problem is psychiatric, not virologic. You do not have HIV. You do not... Read more »

15 week negative after recieving bj but still symptoms

hello Doc.Thank you so much for taking the time to answer questions. your forum has been very helpful and very encouraging for worried wells. well, after testing negative after receiving a couple of blowjobs from my girlfriend, i continue to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You need a little more confirmation that you are not one of those rare cases???? OK, how's this? YOU ARE DEFINITELY NOT ONE OF THOSE RARE CASES!!!!If that doesn't do it for you, you could always just waste the time, blood and money and get... Read more »

female to female transmission

What are the risks associated with female-to-female transmission? One of my clients has tested negative at 2,4,6,7 and 9 months. Does she need to retest. I have read about 2 HCW seroconverting after 6 months, but by 10 months (American Journal of...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
A long period of time before seroconversion is very rare. Typically HIV antibody becomes detectable in 3-6 weeks after exposure. Female to female transmission is not common partly because seroprevalence is low in this population, but there is still... Read more »

Is she really negative?

Hello Doctors, in 2001 I was diagnosed +ve and I was pregnant. I was immediately put on Combivir and my VL went from 80000 to 9000. I think it was around 9000 when I gave birth. I had a C-section and did not breast feed. The baby was given AZT for...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The DNA PCR test at 6 weeks of age is very sensitive in detecting HIV infection meaning probably 98-99% of infants infected at birth will have detectable virus by PCR at 6 weeks of age.Transmission of HIV through saliva is thought to be very rare... Read more »
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A Poem by BJ

My name is BJ and I was diagnosed about seven months ago and this is a poem to a child that I can never have because of my status. Letter to an Unborn Child I apologize for not being better. I apologize for the pain caused by this letter. I... Read more »
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NEED OPINION, what do you think?!?1

Posted by hiimhere, 3 Replies
ok so i've had about 5 sexual partners in my life, all protected except Blowjob. 4 were at least 1 year ago, then i have my current partner (i'm straight if that helps). recently i went for routine check up, doc asked if i wanted HIV test, i... Read more »

Seroconvertion

Posted by jeffo444
What is the longest period ever seen in the world for someone to suffer seroconvertion? Read more »

anyone seroconverted late (see links)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My doctor told me that it can take years for it to show it. Not because of the test, but biological factors. Even the body had a posting on late seroconverters. One post indicated one forth of infected will seroconvert late. have anyone experienced... Read more »

Any late seroconverts?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My doctor told me that it can take years for it to show it. Not because of the test, but biological factors. Even the body had a posting on late seroconverters. One post indicated one forth of infected will seroconvert late. have anyone experienced... Read more »