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Corey1
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ARS 5 days later--or paranoia?
      #269946 - 01/02/13 09:28 AM

Hello..
I had unprotected anal sex (I was receptive partner) and the guy did not ejaculate in me. I know that means nothing. Exactly 5 days later I was running a fever of 100.x -forgot the exact reading, but was in the 100-, had sore throat, headache, bodyache, knee/back ache; no energy, some mild bowel distress. Now at six days primary remaining symptom is the sore throat.

Of course this is picture perfect scenario of ARS...or, the flu.

I guess my question is ...is it possible for ARS to present symptoms so quickly (5 days post exposure). I will go get tested definitely at 90 days...if not recommended before.

Thanks for any input. Of course I am a bit freaking out here.

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ashler1977
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Re: ARS 5 days later--or paranoia? new
      #269949 - 01/02/13 10:17 AM

@Corey1

every time you have unprotected intercourse you're putting yourself at risk for HIV and several other STIs:

http://www.sfcityclinic.org/stdbasics/stdchart.asp

it's possible for ARS to start at 5 days? the question is: does it matter? the key here is there was a risk, so you do need to test.

a test 6 weeks post exposure will give you an excellent indication of your status. skip any rapid test or oraquick and test with a 4th generation Elisa. if test is neg at six weeks, repeat it at 3 months to confirm the result.

best wishes.

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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?
http://www.thebody.com/content/art58210.html

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riverprincessModerator
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Re: ARS 5 days later--or paranoia? new
      #269953 - 01/02/13 10:44 AM

As for your 5 day question , no. You will not experience ARS that fast . But as Ashler stated you did have a risk exposure regardless and should be tested. And PLEASE be careful next time.

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Corey1
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Re: ARS 5 days later--or paranoia? new
      #269960 - 01/02/13 05:06 PM

Thanks to all for followup. Of course I knew I put myself at extreme risk; and wondered if confirmation of the outcome was the ARS symptoms I've exhibited. I did just test positive today for strep and flu. And I went to the local mens health clinic for hiv test (yes I know it wouldn't cover exposure from 6 days ago, but I hadn't had one in 90 days). I will go back at true 30 and 60 day benchmarks.

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Re: ARS 5 days later--or paranoia? new
      #269963 - 01/02/13 07:51 PM

Please , for your sake , be more careful. in this new Year.

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Corey1
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Re: ARS 5 days later--or paranoia? new
      #269966 - 01/02/13 08:13 PM

No doubt I will...if I get lucky here. And if I don't.

xo

Edited by Corey1 (01/02/13 10:04 PM)

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