seroconversion

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seroconversion

 [se″ro-kon-ver´zhun]
the change of a serologic test from negative to positive, indicating the development of antibodies in response to infection or immunization.

se·ro·con·ver·sion

(sē'rō-kon-ver'zhŭn),
Development of detectable specific antibodies in the serum as a result of infection or immunization.

seroconversion

/se·ro·con·ver·sion/ (-con-ver´zhun) the change of a seronegative test from negative to positive, indicating the development of antibodies in response to immunization or infection.

seroconversion

(sîr′ō-kən-vûr′zhən)
n.
Development of antibodies in blood serum as a result of infection or immunization.

se′ro·con·vert′ (-vûrt′) v.

seroconversion

[- kənvur′zhən]
Etymology: L, serum, whey, conversio, turned about
a change in serological test results from negative to positive as antibodies develop in reaction to an infection or vaccine.

seroconversion

Immunology The development of antibodies detectable in the serum, after exposure to a particular organism or antigen, in a person who was previously immunologically 'naive' for–ie, previously unexposed to a particular antigen; seroconversion may indicate current infection–and transmissibility of a pathogen–eg, HIV-1–seroconversion to p24 and/or p41 antibody production or HBV–seroconversion to surface antibody-HBsAb or e antibody–HBeAb production. See Seropositive. Cf Seronegative.

se·ro·con·ver·sion

(sēr'ō-kŏn-vĕr'zhŭn)
The process by which, after exposure to the etiologic agent of a disease, the blood changes from a negative to a positive serum marker for that specific disease.

Seroconversion

The change from HIV-negative to HIV-positive status during blood testing. Persons who are HIV-positive are called seroconverters.
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seroconversion (sirˈ·ō·kn·verˑ·zhn),

n change of serologic test results from negative to positive because of antibodies that develop in reaction to a vaccine or infection.

se·ro·con·ver·sion

(sēr'ō-kŏn-vĕr'zhŭn)
Development of detectable specific antibodies in the serum due to infection.

seroconversion (sir´ōkənvur´zhən),

n a blood test in which the amount of time required for the blood to change from seronegative to seropositive is indicative of specific diseases.

seroconversion

the development of antibodies to an infectious organism in response to natural infection or to the administration of a vaccine.
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The findings of this study indicate FMD viral activity in small ruminants as evident by reported sero-conversion detected by ELISA.
Determinants of HIV sero-conversion among male injection drug users enrolled in a needle exchange program at Karachi, Pakistan.
To achieve high rates of sero-conversion, vaccination programmes in developing countries are designed by vaccinating at an age when maximum number of children have neither maternal antibodies nor antibodies acquired through natural infection the 'window period'18.
No significant difference was detected in the rate of HIV sero-conversion among women using the test product and those using a placebo gel.
The second study was a qualitative research project called 'The Socio-Cultural Context of Sero-conversion in Men who have Sex with Men'.
Antibody titers, at least, demonstrate almost 100% sero-conversion (Clin.
Tears stream down our faces as we read another obituary, attend another funeral, listen to a friend's fear after diagnosis, after sero-conversion.
Although chapter six does offer a good discussion on postexposure management and the use of postexposure chemoprophylaxis (PEP) through text and algorithms, it neglects to mention that risk of sero-conversion could be reduced through appropriate use of PEP.
The group agreed that the gold standard of treating HBV is to eliminate the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) by activating the immune system to fight it, known as sero-conversion - which is attained in only a small percentage of patients using oral antiviral agents and only after long-term use.
mycoides Small Colony using four different tests reveals a variety of sero-conversion patterns, BMC Vet.
Regarding HIV sero-conversion during late pregnancy and when to retest:
Objective: To assess the determinants of HIV sero-conversion among male injection drug users enrolled in needle exchange programme at Karachi.