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How soon can I expect first symptomms?
      #207064 - 09/13/06 08:38 PM

I got a sharps injury at work 5 days ago, the source said that he is healthy but he was born in Ghana (higher risk). He consented to be tested for HIV, Hep B+C and awaiting the results. I've been very worried since that day and now everyday I think I find new symptoms of HIV infection. I don't know if the symptoms are just made up from all the stress or can you actually get any symptoms 3 days after getting infected?

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      #207066 - 09/13/06 08:51 PM

Well I've been infected for many years and I'm still waiting for my first symptoms.

You wouldn't show symptoms within 3 days. ARS, if it occurs, typically will happen between 2-4 weeks. Hopefully you will have his results back before that time and you wont' start imagining all sorts of things going wacky with your body.

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      #207166 - 09/14/06 02:45 PM

you certainly can feel symptoms brought on by the stress alone, but it would have nothing to do with exposure after just a few days - no way. if you're troubling yourself so deeply and constantly your mind will bring the symptoms on. try your best to believe that - or talk to your doctor and he/she will reassure you

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