Definition of seroconvert in English:

seroconvert

Line breaks: sero|con¦vert
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪərəʊkənˈvəːt
 
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verb

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(Of a person) undergo a change from a seronegative to a seropositive condition: other clinical symptoms did not differ between drug users who seroconverted and those who remained negative for HIV
More example sentences
  • All 12 women seroconverted after the first vaccination.
  • However, patients will not seroconvert until about 22 to 27 days postexposure.
  • Having remained HIV-negative all that time, he now seroconverts.

Derivatives

seroconversion

noun
More example sentences
  • The seroconversion seen in some blood donors suggest that the proteins are indeed produced by the bacteria.
  • Regarding the other secondary endpoints, vaccinated children had shorter exacerbations (irrespective of their cause) and fewer seroconversions than the placebo group but reported more side effects.
  • Health care workers with seroconversions after work-related exposure need to speak up and share their experiences with colleagues.

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