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When Does Seroconversion Normally Happen

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Seroconversion illness and antibodies/Seroconversion and HIV testing

Question 1:Firstly, thank you for your valuable advice. The work you do is abolutelyinvaluable! Could you tell me, assuming an individual suffers from aretroviral illness, how soon after this illness would you expect detectable antibodies (by ELISA)...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.It's really hard to determine how long a person will begin to produceantibodies after the Acute Viral Syndrome stage. Not all persons will haveAcute Viral Syndrome, and the severity of this syndrome can vary greatly... Read more »

Seroconversion after 3 days?

Hi,I really could do with some advice from an expert, so I implore someone to reply. I had... Read more »

symtpoms after seroconversion

Can a HIV person experience symptoms after seroconversion, or 1 month onwards after his exposure?... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Sex Partners' HIV Status on HIV Seroconversion in a Prospective Cohort of Injection Drug Users

The identification of persons at highest risk for HIV infection is crucial for targeting prevention strategies, the authors noted. In this study, researchers evaluated the HIV status of injection drug users' (IDUs) sex partners and rates of... Read more »
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Late seroconversion comment

Posted by Anonymous
I don't know if anyone mentioned this (I haven't read all the posts) but, late or undetected seroconversions via ELISA may have happened albeit rarely in the past but we are on 3rd generation ELISA which is VERY accurate...

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No One has a real idea about seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an exposure and tested at 102 days and thought i was in the clear. I know read a thread about seroconverting 6 months to 12 months???? So based on this my 3 month -ve is worthless. I guess my diarrhea, headaches, appendicitis, and allergies... Read more »

Seroconversion - What is it?

Posted by Anonymous
I am confused to what this mean? Is it when the viral load is decreased after the immune system has responded? Is a person able to feel when seroconverion is happening? Also, does seroconversion matter as opposed to antibody or other testing? It... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »