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Offline dread1

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pus and snot
« on: March 04, 2007, 08:07:19 PM »
hi ann,

what are you thoughts on the production of antibodies during seroconversion illness? If symptoms go for a month or even two, would you expect that these to entirely resolve before antibodies kick in and become detectable? Is fever ( in true ars)for example the body in the throws of creating antibodies? or any other of the classic symptoms for example - swollen glands, sore throat etc? do you have any thoughts how long antibodies generally start to be produced in detectable quantities once symptoms begin?

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Re: onset of antibodies
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007, 08:28:50 PM »
dread,


Symptoms or even the lack of symptoms means absolutely nothing when it comes to hiv infection. You do not need to experience symptoms in order for the body to create antibodies. The ONLY way to accurately know your hiv status is through testing.

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. A negative test result at six weeks is not likely to change, but must be confirmed at three months.

May I ask why you are worrying about when antibodies are created? Unless you've been having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse or sharing drug injecting equipment, chances are you're worrying for no reason.

While you're here, please read the Welcome Thread and follow the Lessons links.

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Offline dread1

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pus and snot
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 08:11:55 AM »
not sure if I'm breaking the rules as I did ask a diifferent question a few weeks back, but this one is not related. Wondering if I'll get one of those 'I've merged your original thread...' notices. Oh well here goes,

Can any you chaps tell me whether pus (the sort that would ooze out of an infected nail for instance) and green or yellow snot (from the nose of course)  are body fluids that would be transmission risks? None os these never get mentioned in the list of body fluids that may or not carry amounts of virus to be concerned about.

thanks.

You guys do a great job by the way.

« Last Edit: March 27, 2007, 08:13:42 AM by dread1 »

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Re: pus and snot
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007, 09:28:01 AM »
From an HIV point of view, no they wouldn't.
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Re: pus and snot
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 10:05:07 AM »
dread,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread. It doesn't matter if the question is different or not, it should go in your original thread.

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These bodily fluids don't pose an hiv risk. However, it's always best to stay away from the bodily fluids of others when they are obviously infected with bacteria, which pus and snot are.

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Re: pus and snot
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 06:40:03 PM »
thanks for the response - much appreciated

 


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