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How Long After Ars Will A Person Test Positive

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Will person experiencing ARS HAS Detectable Anti bodies in the body (ELISA)? Another question inside which will help everyone in this forum!

Hi Dr, just a very simple question because i have been tested at the 4 weeks mark. I read from CDC that average for detection to occur is as early as 4 weeks.Ok, (1) Will elisa test pick up antibodies when someone is going through ARS (Rash...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Even if the "average" for detection was as early as four weeks, as you suggest, "average" is certainly a long way from absolute. "Average" would still miss a significant number of people who ultimately will test... Read more »

Correlation between ARS and positive test result?

Anything to suggest that people who experience ARS test positive sooner than those who don't?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Good question, hard to answer with any great certainty. The way people present during acute infection is usually with some kinds of symptoms (swollen glands, fever, etc) and then the testing cycle begins. It requires intensive testing (weekly,... Read more »

Do people automatically test positive after ARS symptoms?

Seven weeks ago I made a stupid decision and had unprotected insertive anal intercourse with another male whose HIV status I did not know. Three or four weeks later, I developed a body rash which looked like an allergic reaction. I had been using...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The amount of time it takes for a person to develop a detectable level of antibodies around the time of primary infection symptoms is variable. For this reason, if a person has significant exposure (anal or vaginal sex with an HIV infected, or high... Read more »

About ARS (interesting question, I think) (NATURAL HISTORY) (ARS SYMPTOMS)

Hello Doc, first of all thank you very much for all your help. I have donated to your foundation and I must say Thank You.My question is: when do ARS symptoms usually appear? Is it possible to have symptoms (ARS) after 12 weeks and having tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Interesting question??? Yes, and like so many other interesting questions your answer was awaiting your double click in the archives. See below.Dr. BobDormant virus (NATURAL HISTORY)Feb 10, 2007 Dr. Frascino, I am a HIV health educater and feel I... Read more »
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How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

ARS SYMPTOMS, MAYBE? A LONG STORY FROM 7/26 POSTIN

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi There,
Here is the story. I was seeing someone for almost a year and back in Nov, we decided we wouldn't use protection because we were just seeing eachother. After our last encounter, a couple of days before feb 14 (unprotected), I decided I... Read more »

How long does ARS rash last?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


I'm just wondering for those who have experienced ARS, how long did the rash last? I had a rash for over 4 weeks. Also for those who experienced ARS, was your fever high grade or low grade? my risk factor was oral sex no ejaculation. Read more »