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Time From Exposure To Conversion

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sero-conversion exposure time frame

Sir, I had both protected sex but also limited risk -- and the very next day -- for over one and one-half weeks experienced flu-like symptoms. I've seen and heard people report that "conversion" does NOT occur the very next day. It...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It usually takes several weeks for seroconversion to happen. It sounds like you had a cold. Even colds usually take longer than 12 hours to incubate. However that does not mean that you are safe. Go get tested! DTD... Read more »

hm...late conversion?

hello frascino....first of all, thank you for your time and caring of other far... Read more »

Late Sero-Conversion?

If you were in my situation, what would you do? Below is my story:Early in 2006 I had a possibly... Read more »
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A Pill to Prevent HIV: A Conversation Gay Men Need to Have

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Understanding Risk: A Conversation

Bob Leahy: James, you gave a presentation at the Gay Men's Sexual Health Summit in Toronto last week on Understanding and Communicating Risk: Viral Load and HIV Transmission. That's a topic that fascinates us here, and one we've been following on... Read more »
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New York Times Examines Research Efforts Into Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

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New York Times Examines Internet Strategies for Alerting Partners About HIV, STI Exposure

The New York Times on Tuesday examined the use of various Web-based tools that allow people to alert their sexual partners about possible exposure to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. According to the Times , research indicates that... Read more »
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Timing of Acute HIV and Sero-Conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My question relates to timing of possible HIV exposure, Acute HIV and subsequent sero-conversion.
Note I have tested negative with Elia tests out to 19 weeks but I have not been well since 2 weeks after the event feeling tired with off and on with... Read more »

late conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
me and three of my friends who were exposed at a bachelor party (sex worker) tested every month for 1 year. we were all negative until the one year mark with no other possible exposures. it took all of us the same amount of time to test positive and... Read more »

conversion, please read and respond

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ok i gotta question, i have read when u get the ARS u get common symptoms and really can't tell it apart from any other viral infection and it occurs from 2-4 weeks after exposure. ok i have read that u get swollen glands, night sweats, fatigue,... Read more »

ELISA test and sero-conversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am very worried eventhough I took an ELISA and antigen p24 test last week after a possible exposure to HIV 7 weeks ago (unprotected sex with a sex worker) and they both came back negative.

I have been really tired the last 4 weeks by some kind of... Read more »