ARS at 4 th month
Mar 18, 2004
Hi Calvin, after a risky exposure in novemeber i waited and went for a antibody test in early february. The result was negative. However one month later, i was down with flu. Symptoms included Fever, coughing, phlegm and sore throat,body ache for two weeks. Can ARS happen at the 4th month. Do u recommend another test ?
Response from Mr. Spinks
Since you waited 12 plus weeks from possible exposure, your HIV antibody test should be conclusive. The CDC reports that by 25 days after exposure 50% of people who are HIV infected have already developed HIV antibodies. By 12 weeks, the vast majority of people have developed HIV antibodies. People sero-converting after 6 months from exposure is extremely rare. Take care and be safe!!
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