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Re: Gay unprotected anal -frantic
      02/23/06 11:39 AM

Hello "Unsure",
The odds of infection for this type of exposure is 6.5 in 10,000 (0.06%) IF the infected source is positive. What you need to know now is that most people develop antibodies at 25 days from infection. Testing at 6 weeks will help ease your mind until you get to your 12/ 13 week mark (3 mos). A test at that point is considered definitive. Also, if you happen to get any symptoms don't automatically assume it's HIV related. Some people don't experience any symptoms, but those that do usually get them 2 - 4 weeks post exposure. These symptoms are generalized and are the same symptoms you would experience with any other infection. They are described as flu-like, almost always include fever, and can be accompanied with swollen lymph glands, sore throat, and/ or muscle aches. I had the same type of exposure over 11 weeks ago. Although I tested negative at 6 weeks I still have some mild symptoms, so go figure. I will be taking my 3 mos test very shortly. Feel free to contact me for support...

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