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Time To Seroconversion And Age

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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 »

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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I would like to hear from others that know how long it took them to show positive on an standard antibody test, i.e. Home Access, etc.??? This is the proper forum as the answer has to come from others that are positive!!! The "Am I Infected" forum... Read more »

Regarding 9 month seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
Just look at the posts. Count back in months from the date of the post the amount of months this guy claims to have seroconverted. They all go back to Feb 1998. So does the 9 month case referred to it's basically rubbish.

Kind Regards,

Kev... Read more »

Seroconversion despues del quinto mes?

Posted by Youno, 3 Replies
Buenas noches. Mi medico me dice que para estar seguro 100%, me haga una ultima analica pasados los seis meses despues de la relacion. El ultimo analisis lo tengo casi al sexto mes. Me lo hice al quinto mes imedio o un poco mas, y como ya he pasado... Read more »
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Seroconversion and Age

Would someone aged 60 have a slower seroconversion than someone younger??...
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
Unlikely if they are in relatively good health.MH... Read more »


Hi, I contracted HIV while actually practicing safe sex in July, the condom broke and we stopped- but 3 weeks later I fell extremely ill. We know I wasn't positive previous to this because I had just tested negative and the symptoms I had a few...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for questions. Most people do not get diagnosed in the very earliest time after infection as you did during what is known as the seroconversion period (before or just after HIV antibodies are observed in the blood) This is in the first few... Read more »

8 weeks/negative/and seroconversion ? 2nd request

Dear Dr. Bob,I will donat $50.00 to wherever you would like me to do it. Just let me know. I am so very nervous. My last anal/receving & giving was approximately 11-15-10. That guy I was with tested negative on 11-23, but told me he had some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jeff,Unprotected anal sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, HIV testing is warranted. Your undetectable HIV antigen and PCR tests out to two months are very encouraging. I agree with your doctor that the odds are... Read more »

can ayurvedic medicine delay seroconversion?

Can anti viral ayurvedic medicine delays HIV seroconversion ?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! In fact it hasn't been shown to do anything at all. See below.Dr. Bobayurveda and alternate therepies (AYURVEDA, 2010) Jan 3, 2010can you please brief me that how safe is to take coconut oil, green tea and aloe vera is to increase the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Treatment in Seroconversion Maintains HIV-Specific Immune Responses Similar to Long-Term Slow Progressors

Recent studies by Hocqueloux et al suggest that long-term control of viraemia is possible after discontinuation of prolonged ART initiated at seroconversion. 1 This study compared a cohort of 15 long-term non-progressors (LTNPs) with spontaneously... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival From HIV-1 Seroconversion in Southern Africa: A Retrospective Cohort Study in Nearly 2,000 Gold-Miners Over 10 Years of Follow-Up

Viktor von Wyl and colleagues 1 looked at the Swiss Cohort to examine the emergence of antiretroviral resistance after patients began their first antiretroviral regimen that included either a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)... Read more »

Aging Before Your Time?

Introduction An Aging Epidemic Common Manifestations of Aging How Does HIV Affect Aging? Does HIV Accelerate Aging? What Can You Do? Introduction We are all aging, whether we are HIV positive or negative. It is part of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Medical, Social Implications of Increasing Number of U.S. Middle-Aged People With HIV

The New York Times on Tuesday examined the medical and social implications of the increasing number of middle-aged people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. The virus is "rapidly" becoming a disease of the middle aged, as the number of... Read more »