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May 12, 2001

If 10 days after an sexual exposure with an HIV+ person someone begins to experience significant ARS symptoms( swollen glands, fatigue, fever) and then has an ELisa test performed 35 days past exposure and 25 days past the onset of the ARS symptoms would theh ELISA most likely pick up antibodies if I was experinces ARS? What other tests can I take to quickly understand whether I am infected? Please answer both questions. I always appreciate your honest feedback.


Response from Dr. Holodniy

These are all unanswerable questions. Antibody tests could be positive within a couple of weeks or out to 3 months. They may or may not be related to symptoms.Timing of antibody positivity is unique for everyone.


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