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Drinking and ARS
      #169047 - 01/07/06 12:11 PM

Would severe drinking during the window cause ARS to slow down or come sooner?

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Re: Drinking and ARS new
      #169072 - 01/07/06 06:23 PM

I would think heavy drinking would slow down the ARS occurance and make it appear later. Although, with heavy drinking, there is a lowered immune system to fight the virus, so it would appear earlier. Just trying to think it through.

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Re: Drinking and ARS new
      #169165 - 01/08/06 10:54 PM

The answer is NO.

The only reasons I have ever seen given for a slow down of the bodies production of antibodies are: long-term intravenous drug use, cancer treatment and organ transplant. These all potentially involve a MASSIVE compromise of the body's immune function.

Remember that the vast majority of people who are going to test positive will do so within 6 weeks (the average is somewhere between 21-25 days, which means that half the people must have tested positive before that). The reason that there is a 13 week limit is to catch the few people who test positive after this . If excessive drinking caused people to fall outside this very conservative limit of 13 weeks, then you would see the time-line extended by the CDC, WHO etc. (because, frankly speaking, excessive drinking is very far from rare).

So the conclusion is simple and clear....if you get a negative test at 13 weeks or later, you can definately rely upon it as being final and conclusive. Even if Mr Jack Daniels is your very best friend.

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Re: Drinking and ARS new
      #169377 - 01/10/06 02:02 PM

I think this question was asked to Dr.Holidny once, i believe if I remember correctly that he said excessive drinking would very unlikely have any affect on seroconversion.

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