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What Are The True Seroconversion Symptons

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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
To Everyone Worried about ARS and Seroconversion

Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing.

ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital... Read more »


Posted by nacho777, 2 Replies
Could it be psoible to have a sintomatic seroconversion with dierrea, with bigger linfatic and with rush in your skin but don`t have never fever, it seem very rare, don`t you think Read more »

late seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if you have ars 3 weeks after exposure then lasted a week
all the sign. then at sixth month you started having ,diarrhea
stomach pain and neuropathy tested at 22 weeks home acsess neg. can you have seroconversion symptoms
suchh as diarrhea... Read more »

A Dr. Gallant update of the late seroconversion...

Posted by Anonymous
Heres and update of what Dr. Gallants said about the whole set up story (i think it was a setup, right?) of the late seroconversion.

Dr. gallantWhy did you answer that question? All of us in the Window period are now absolutely petrified about late... Read more »


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How common is meningitis in seroconversion ?

Doc, I am very concered that I have developed meningitis after a very high risk exposure 3.5 months ago. The symptoms of meningitis become very pronounced around 7 weeks after exposure.My reflexes are slower, my eyes are extremely sensitive to light...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The symptoms you describe should be evaluated with a test called a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). Many organisms can cause chronic symptoms compatible with meningitis or encephalitis (your symptoms sound more like the latter to me from what you... Read more »

Is this true? Donation info please

Dear Doctor, Thanks in advance for your answers.1-I have read that 6 month test is required if the person is cancer or IV drug user or real immune system disorder. Otherwise, 3 months is conclusive. Is that true?2-Does testing time change according...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Karma,1.I would consider a negative FDA HIV-antibody test conclusive at the three-month mark, baring any extenuating circumstances, such as those you mentioned.2.No, the time to seroconversion does not change with different types of sexual... Read more »

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 »

6 months plus seroconversion

Is it true that the HIV seroconversions that occurred beyond the six month window period were reported several years ago when the ELISA technology was less advanced and that nowadays with newer, better ELISA technology virtually all people will...
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
That pretty much somes it up.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Condoms: Tried, Tested and True?

Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, condoms have been a cornerstone of our HIV prevention efforts -- often promoted as the most effective way to prevent the sexual transmission of the virus. However, in the past few years the number of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With HIV Seroconversion in Gay Men in England at the Start of the 21st Century

In order to "detect and quantify current risk factors for HIV seroconversion among gay men seeking repeat tests at sexual health clinics," the authors conducted an unmatched case control study in London, Brighton, and Manchester. The authors... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Socioeconomic Differences in the Impact of HIV Infection on Workforce Participation in France in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

In the current study, the authors "sought to measure the difference in employment rates between HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative persons and to establish whether this difference varied according to the HIV-infected persons' socioeconomic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Seroconversion in Injecting Drug Users in Australia

The authors conducted a prospective cohort study to determine the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and to identify risks for seroconversion. Study participants were recruited through direct approach, street-based outreach, methadone... Read more »