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Author Topic: She is + Im - but have symptoms, late serconversion?  (Read 2130 times)

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Offline fudnal

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She is + Im - but have symptoms, late serconversion?
« on: October 11, 2013, 11:19:53 AM »
Hi everyone. I'm from Serbia. I have read something about late serconvertions.
Also several sites say it is very rare for someone to produce antibodies after 6 months, but it is possible.
There are reported cases of late serconversion in nurse who had coinfection with hcv.
In my case 7 months ago i had unprotected vaginal intercourse with girl during her menstrual cycle who later find out she is positive. Mine 2,4,5,6 month 4th generation tests are negative. I have englared lymph nodes and symptoms of peripheral neuropaty for a 4 months. I watched some tv show in which one doctor said that window period can last up to a year. Im freaked out.
Can bleeding duodendal ulcer delay antibody produce? (i had that problem 8 months ago).
Is it possible that I am one of the few who later develop antibodies?
I do not use drugs, I'm not on chemotherapy, I dont have an autoimmune disease, I didnt received pep.
Should I be tested for HCV?
Do you recommend me western blot or PCR test?
This is little long but it is all...thanks anyway!


Offline Joe K

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Re: She is + Im - but have symptoms, late serconversion?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 12:41:49 PM »
While you did have a risk of exposure, your 6 month test results are conclusive.  You do not have HIV.  The average time for sero-conversion is 22 days and you have tested negative 6 months after this risk, so you are not infected.  The reasons you cite for a delayed sero-conversion, such as an autoimmune disease or chemotherapy, do not apply in your situation, so you can accept your 6 month negative test as definitive.



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