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phillyeagles
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HIV ARS symptoms 3 months post exposure
      #274398 - 11/18/13 12:48 PM

So I had a possible exposure three months ago, and at 7 weeks I did a blood antibody test that came back negative. Now, at around 12 weeks, I am starting to experience some ARS symptoms (fever, sweating, chills). I will DEFINITELY get retested in a couple of days (3 month conclusive), but I am wondering how often ARS symptoms show up 3 months after a possible infection? Is it even possible? Thank you for any help

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Re: HIV ARS symptoms 3 months post exposure new
      #274399 - 11/18/13 01:44 PM

If you had fever, sweating and chills a year ago, would you have called it ARS? No. You may have felt you were coming down with the flu, a bad cold, the creeping crud, etc.

It does not take the body 3 months to seroconvert. It takes on average 22 days, which is why people that become infected test positive by 6 weeks and those with negative results around that time, continue to test negative.

You can not logically conclude the symptoms you now experience have anything to do with HIV. You should conclude based on your 7 week negative, that your final test will also be negative.

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phillyeagles
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Re: HIV ARS symptoms 3 months post exposure new
      #274401 - 11/18/13 02:35 PM

Thank you for your quick response, it is much appreciated. My only other concern is that I am also a type 1 diabetic, could that have any effect on a delayed seroconversion?

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