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leo1989
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sore throat for more than a week?!
      #262274 - 04/05/12 10:30 AM

Its been a little over a week that i've had this sore throat, I've developed a sore throat along with a fever 3 days after i had unprotected oral and receptive vaginal sex with an ex boyfriend. He says he's clean but now I'm worried that he's lying! I know, stupid mistake! The fever went away after 2 days but the sore throat still remains and now i have a dry cough along with it! Could these be signs of ARS? And how accurate is the test if taking it at 6 weeks compared to 13 weeks?

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Re: sore throat for more than a week?! new
      #262291 - 04/05/12 10:58 PM

ARS occurs between 2 and 4 weeks after exposure, not 3 days. You most likely picked up just some sort of bug....or perhaps strep, so if it isn't better soon, see your doctor and have it checked out. A negative result at 6 weeks will not change. While the US still goes by the 3 month window period, most industrialized nations now recognize that 6 weeks is an acceptable window period.

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