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When Does A Person Seroconvert

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Latest person to seroconvert

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK..... I am not sure if someone here can answer this question but here goes..... What has been the latest person to ever seroconvert since the beginning of the new century (I.E. YR 2000)? DOCUMENTED OF COURSE!!! If U don't know then don't post in... Read more »

Over 90% seroconvert within a month?

Posted by Anonymous
I've heard it said that over 90% of people who are infected seroconvert within a month? Is there any evidence to support this?

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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 »

Do Most People Seroconvert in a Month?Belive that?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do you all believe that 95% of people seroconvert within a month? Therefore a 7 or 8 week test is probably accurate? I don't know, I feel anxious, but don't know if I should be feeling very relieved or not. I just keep reading the 95% on one month... Read more »

99% seroconvert by 6 weeks. true?

Posted by anxious66, 1 Reply
I know i keep posting but i honestly believe these questions will help others out there as well.

is it true that 99% of people who have a normal 'healthy' immune system will almost certainly seroconvert by 6 weeks if infected? i ask this because my... Read more »
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Hi,I wanted to know if a person who has antibodies level 50 are they considered someone who has seroconverted the Hep B *meaning they are cured*? Does this mean that once that person was chronic and then without treatment had their body rid of the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you are referring to surface antibody, levels greater than the cutoff of that particular laboratory will suggest protection. The absolute number varies from lab to lab. Surface antibodies are protective.... 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 »


Dear Dr. Feinberg,I read that when a person infected with HIV starts to seroconvert they develop flu-like symptoms shortly after being infected. If you get tested during this period where you experience flu-like symptoms would the test results most...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It usually takes 2-3 weeks after exposure to have a positive HIV antibody test, and symptoms of acute seroconversion can appear earlier that that (usually at 10-21 days). While there is clearly some overlap, it is best to get tested 3-4 weeks after... 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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