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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

Hello reader,

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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