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When Do Seroconversion Symptoms Happen

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Seroconversion: symptoms?

Dr B, Seroconversion: does it entail symptoms like the ARS does? Fever etc. will occur as symptoms of ARS in most ppl a few weeks after getting the disease, and then they will sero-convert usually about 3 months after, right? When they seroconvert,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello V.V. Worried (a k a "messed-up cookie"),Seroconversion refers to the development of detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood. In other words going from "HIV antibody negative" to "HIV antibody positive."Acute retroviral syndrome... Read more »

late seroconversion

i had a protected sex with csw in mexico during which condom got slipped. i started pep 28 day course after 60 hrs approx. on 13th week from my last pep pill i took elisa hiv test which came -ve.yesterday suddenly i started coughing and then had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unless you've had another potential HIV exposure, HIV is not your problem! Your post-PEP negative HIV test is definitive and conclusive. Late seroconversion? Nope. No way.You most likely have a flu-like illness. The test your doctor took was... Read more »

strains of hiv and seroconversion

Hi Dr. Bob-I have searched the archives and couldn't find the exact answer I was looking for. First of all let me say that I have become an active reader of your site and it has not only helped me get through a very scary and sad time in my life,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello nb,You tested HIV negative every month for the last nine months, got antidepressants from your family practice doctor and saw a psychiatrist for anxiety and now you are worrying whether extremely rare strains and types of HIV (HIV-2, type N,... Read more »

Seroconversion and Testing?

Hi i had arisky exposure oral sex with blood in mouth,i was at the receiving end.SEPTEMBER 11: LOW GRADE FEVER 37.5 DEGREES CELCIUS,SMALL DARK COLOURED MARKS ON SKINSEPTEMBER 12: HIV ANITIBODY TEST TAKEN.SEPTEMBER14: SWOLLEN LYMPH NODE ON THE RIGHT...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.If you were "seroconverting on Monday," would you test HIV positive on Tuesday? No, not necessarily. Seroconversion is a process. It takes some time for anti-HIV antibodies to develop to the point they become detectable on our HIV screening... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 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 »

Re: Pls advice me!

Posted by elisa101, 1 Reply
Hello, i need an opinion. on the 22nd november 2007, i went out drinking with a couple of frens. Then we picked up a couple of girls who are prostitutes. that night i was so tired and did not feeling of having sex. however, the girl which i picked... Read more »

How long and how severe can seroconversion be?

Posted by rufenough, 3 Replies
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I had possible exposure to HIV in early March, in fact I contracted Gonarhea and it was this that got me concerned. After I had the Gonerhea treated (with antiobiotics) I felt fine for about 3 or 4 days....but... Read more »

antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear everyone, It appears there are a lot of people on this forum who had a low risk exposure, but are only anxious for a HIV infection because they had a flu-like experience with fever. Actually, i'm one of them. I wondered about the following... Read more »