Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 17, 2017, 08:18:21 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Members: 31642
  • Latest: Realman
  • Total Posts: 720796
  • Total Topics: 58459
  • Online Today: 295
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 5
Guests: 247
Total: 252


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ pages, including our "HIV Transmission and Risks" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" basics, will remain accessible to all.

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: long seroconversion time  (Read 5986 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cafes

  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
long seroconversion time
« on: May 20, 2009, 07:36:01 PM »
hi  all i m new in this forum
but i m very worried
i want to tell my story
77 days ago i was very drunk i had a sex with a sexworker with condom firstly
then the second time i couldnt get enough erection so i couldnt use condom so unproteted sex its my mistake :(
after this 10 days later i had some red dots on my chest then i went to
dermatolog she said me it is like egzama becouse of stress they went away 3-5 days
i forgot it
 later i research on what is that i got some symtomps like hiv
fatique headeche pain at the arm and shoulder
 i went to test at 58 days
hiv 1/2 kimiluminesans
the result came negative
after 60 days i got some flu sore throat lymph nodes white tongue cough
all of them went away 2 days ago but began rash on the chest and arms
i retested elisa  yesterday and  i m worried now
can it be long seroconversion time for hiv ?

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,138
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: long seroconversion time
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 05:16:41 AM »

Symptoms or the lack of symptoms mean nothing when it comes to hiv infection. Would you have been worried if you felt fine after this incident? You still would have been at risk and still would have needed to test.

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 result at six weeks is unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point. This means your 58 day test is highly unlikely to change. I fully expect your recent test to also be negative.

You need to wise up and start using condoms every time, no exceptions. If you can't get hard enough to use a condom, don't put your penis inside an anus or vagina. You're most likely ok this time out, but next time you might not be so lucky. And don't forget it's not just sex workers you need to be using condoms with. I'm not a sex worker and you'd never guess I'm hiv positive by looking at me, yet I am.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  

"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline cafes

  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
Re: long seroconversion time
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 10:30:23 AM »
i  just got 77 days test result
4 generation elisa is 0,22 negatif im very comfort now
i was follow this site for long time
ty for ur support
last question
58 days result 0,02 negative
77 days result is 0,22 negatve
is it rising?
can it be >1 at 90 days

Online Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 31,690
Re: long seroconversion time
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 01:03:46 PM »
The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. All but the smallest number of those who are going to seroconvert will do so within 4-6 weeks after an exposure.  Although you do need to re-test at 13 weeks you are virtually guaranteed another negative result.

So I think you are worrying needlessly.

But you do need to learn from this experience and in the future no intercourse without a condom. Period.
Andy Velez


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.