|5 Day Symptoms after exposure
Aug 11, 2012
After unprotected sex with a partner, 5 days later I had a moderate fever and diarreah. This only lasted about 3 days. I have been tested a few months after the event and am currently waiting on the results. Do you believe the fever and diarreah are ARS related?
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Symptoms for HIV would not normally show up that soon. I suspect you just picked up a viral infection. The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing starts over again.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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