Can You Infect Someone With HIV Days After You Are Infected
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North Shore University HospitalThanks for your questions.HIV can be detected in the blood as early as 10-14 days after infection (about 2 weeks). So by 55 days (almost 2 months) most people with infection will have detecatble virus in the blood.Once there is virus in the blood,... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,You are correct. The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) generally become manifest several weeks after primary infection. It's extremely doubtful your sore throat is HIV related. However, you still have a major... Read more »
Chicago Black Gay Mens CaucusThanks for your question,It's going to be important for you to be tested at the 3 months since you did have risk for HIV. Unprotected vaginal/anal sex with a person whose status you don't know is risky.Also, symptoms can't tell us... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,"When is the most likely time for ARS symptoms to occur???" Well, as you point out, "the literature says 2 weeks" after the exposure. I agree with "the literature." ARS symptoms generally become evident several weeks... Read more »
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Posted by LostMind, 1 ReplySorry for the long post...
10/10/12 I'm a 32 yr old white male; I had unprotected oral sex with a female I met at a bar (business trip in Seattle) and possibly unprotected vaginal sex (cannot remember). Since then I have been plagued with the... Read more »
Posted by TML1991, 1 ReplyI have had watery stool, and my stomach has made a lot of noise, but nothing else, for the last two days, starting one week after the exposure. This has me concerned. Also, can stress do this? And is there any condition that just causes watery... Read more »
Posted by gabby12345, 1 ReplyHello.
This is my story, It is extremely stupid and I'm aware of that.
Last Thursday (5 days ago) I wondered off from my friends during the course of a heavy drinking session. I remember very little, but I do know that I ended up with a homeless... Read more »
Posted by pinkfloyd617, 2 RepliesI had my very first sexual encounter and it was with a prostitute. This happened 3 days ago and the day after the intercourse i was feeling sick. Something felt wrong and im not sure what it was. I havent had severe symptoms i just had a runny nose... Read more »
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