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Seroconverting After Precum

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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 »

How did I seroconvert?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was negative with a positive partner. After a year of ALWAYS having safe sex I now find myself positive. It was shocking, because I know that before this relationship I had safe sex with many positive men and was always OK. Some of the possible... Read more »

Infection from Pre-cum

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If by chance you were exposed to pre-cum and was infected, would you seroconvert later than if you were infected by semen? What are the chances of being infected by precum with only one exposure? Read more »


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


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it true that if one is seroconverting they would not test positive at that time,or would one test positive while there seroconverting.Can anyone help.

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Oral sex: Precum concern?

Dear Doc,Yes, another question you've probably heard before that makes your eyes roll to the back of your head. But bear with me, sweet bums.I'm a little tired of doctors everywhere announcing that oral sex is safer than anal sex. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Worried Gay Boy,First off, what did I tell you about calling me "sweet bums" in public?Next, your granny knew about anal sex? WOW. Cool granny!Finally, on to your question: Oral sex carries a very minimal risk for HIV transmission. The... Read more »

Take longer than 6 months to seroconvert.

Hello Dr,Have you personally treat any patients that take longer than 6 months to seroconvert. How old are those document cases that took longer than 6 months to seroconvert? Are there any recent document cases that took longer than 6 months to...
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
I have personally not seen any patients take longer than 6 months to seroconvert.MH... Read more »


Is it true that it can take up to 14 months to seroconvert?...
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
I haven't seen any published cases to that effect.... Read more »

ARS and early seroconvertion

Just a short question: Is there any relation between severe ARS symptoms and seroconverting earlier than asymptomatic people? Thank you....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I know of no link between ARS symptoms and time to seroconversion, but there are some data that suggest that people with a very symptomatic initial illness may have faster HIV disease progression.... Read more »
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