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ARS -When
      #11982 - 11/07/00 09:32 AM

If a person experiences ARS, how long after ARS are antibodies produced? In my case I tested Negative at 6 weeks, which is promising but not conclusive. The thing is I had a cold a few days after exposure, no fever or other symptoms. If that cold had anything to do with ARS, would the antibodies have already shown up 5 weeks after or could it take longer?

Does anybody know why there are some people who do not develope ARS but turn out to be positive?

A specilist told me fever is the most common symptom of ARS, is this correct?

Thanx for the support and I wish you all the best.

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Re: ARS -When new
      #11984 - 11/07/00 02:34 PM

It is during the period of ARS that the body produces antibodies.

Anyone who is positive has gone through ARS, however for some people the symptoms are so mild, and/or they are not looking for them that symptoms are not noticed.

More likely than not a person would run a fever. The body is just doing what it always does when fighting any kind of infection which is to raise the body temp.

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Re: ARS -When new
      #11986 - 11/07/00 04:30 PM

If you were truly infected, with any ARS symptoms that arose after infection, your 6 week test would have shown positive or at least indeterminate. Looks like you can look forward to a neg. 12 weeks and then hopefully move on. == PVS

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