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Seroconverting After Getting Fingered

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One exposure = seroconvertion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everybody.
I had 1 unprotected anal exposure to a person at high risk. There was no ejac. (but probably precum) but later he fingered and there might be some on his finger. It is true that it is reasonable I should consider him as positive in... Read more »

I think I am seroconverting..Please help...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an extended deep french-kissing, some short fingering, and protected vaginal intercourse episode with a woman of unknown HIV status. However, I dont know if I used the condom correctly..It was my first time...And I am scared now...

I began to... Read more »

seroconverted in June and now a "magnetic couple"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just became positive, not just tested, but actually got infected in May and seroconverted in June... I have not been intimate w/ my partner beccause of high viral load and I feel like " I got caught"... any way to work this out?.. my partner wants... 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 »

Is this a sign of seroconvertion? PLEASE REPLY

Posted by scared77, 4 Replies
Exactly a month ago I barebacked a guy, and I am uncut, so my chaces are bigger that if i was cut, plus my foreskin was kind of irritated from a previous encounter, not bleeding or anything but just kinda irritated.

today I had the chance to speak to... Read more »
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Seroconverted ~2.5 yrs ago, CD4=330,VLoad=1,000. Start treatment?

I'm sure you've gotten similar questions in the past, but I couldn't find an exact match to my situation among previousanswers, so here goes my question: I was diagnosed HIV+ 2 mos ago and I'm 95% certain that I contracted the...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I don't think you're all that unusual, just lucky (to have a low viral load, that is). While most people would have a higher viral load at your CD4 count, some people settle out at relatively low counts and remain stable there, presumably... Read more »

Did I recently seroconvert?

In early May of this past year, I got a really bad flu - unlike any other I had before. The serious symptoms (high fever, muscle aches, night sweats) lasted about five days, but I felt genrally ill and weak for a total of three weeks and lsot about...
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
You present a classic description of acute HIV infection symptoms. The drop in viral load is also not unexpected. Given your rather healthy CD4 count and low viral load, most experts would not recommend starting treatment. I think you need a few... Read more »

Confused. Recently seroconverted.

I am a 46 year old female. HIV RN who was exposed to HIV needle stick and skin. I seroconvert after skin exposure ( I was not offered meds after skin exposure).I am afraid to go on meds because of my Hx of severe SE from both antiviral and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.I'm sorry to hear of your situation. Although I can't comment specifically about what your ID doctor has stated about side effects of medications, I'm generally in agreement (you can read other posts here... Read more »

What is seroconverting?

I have just discovered this forum and I am trying to learn more about everything regarding HIV and AIDS, as I must say I have not been the most informed regarding drugs/treatment. I repeatedly see the term "seroconverting" used, but I do...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The term "seroconversion" refers to development of antibodies to HIV reflecting acquisition of infection. With regard to your current medical problems it would be useful for you to see your primary care doctor while waiting to get into... Read more »
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