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Months After ARS To Turn Positive

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Possibility of Negative at 3 months turning positive later ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
What is the chance of negative hiv test (4th gen cmia) at 3 months into positive later ? High risk heterosexual exposure experiencing ARS like symptom presently .... Sore throat, fatigue, rash, swollen lymph on the neck. I am so confused as many... Read more »

chances of 12 weeks negative turning into positive

Posted by kitten1970, 4 Replies
I engaged in a risky exposure and have had followng tests:
DNA/PCR negative at 4 weeks
Antiboy negative at 4 weeks
DNA/PCR negative at 8 weeks
Antibody negative at 8 weeks
Antibody negative at 12 weeks
It has been around 4 1/2 months since exposure... Read more »

ARS symptoms possible at 3 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Was wondering if ARS symptoms are possible to occue at 3 months after a possible risky exposure. I'll quickly explain my situation. Had a one night stand with a girl I met at a bar. We did have protected sex but I recieved and gave unprotected oral.... Read more »

chances of a 6 week negative turning positive duo

Posted by anxious66, 4 Replies
Has anyone actually seroconverted after a 6-8 week negative? Or has anyone heard of this happening? i can't trust in my negative 6 week 4th gen duo test result as being conclusive because i still have a few symptoms such as an irritated throat and... Read more »

Chances of 40 day negative test turning positive

Posted by Athlete23, 1 Reply
Hi , I took an HIV test after 40 days of exposure I tested negative which I believe is 3rd generation ELISA from Quest Diagnostics. Now I did have protected sex vaginal and anal but when I was having vaginal sex I became soft and had some precum in... Read more »
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Do ARS symptoms appear after 2 months

Dear doctors, I am wondering of there is a possibly for ArS symptoms to appear after 2 months. This is because I had a protected exposure with a prostitute in january and in mid March and this is the end of June and I am kinda having symptoms. (on a...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks you for your question,But honestly, this entire situation seems to really be about your anxiety rather than any <i>real</i> risk.Protected sex, where the end of your penis remains covered by an unbroken condom, holds no risk for... Read more »

I turn to you, my doc doesn't even know what ARS is..

Hello Dr.Bob:You are an inspiration to everyone. I detailed my situations below and what bothers me was that the doctor I went to didn't even know what ARS is, I started to lost trust in him providing me with any real informations, that's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First, in response to your specific questions:1.No.2.I don't believe your "symptoms" are ARS related.3.Thrush induced by antibiotics can vary considerably from person to person based on many factors, including, for example, the... Read more »

ELISA turned positive - could I be a late seroconverter?

Dr. Young,I think the post that yours is an amazing forum is very true. And, of all the great doctors on the, you are the one who responds fastest to questions. Thank you for that!I have a question and hope you don't mind a slight...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Stop testing-- the ELISA is used as a screening test only-- if the Western blot and bDNA were negative at 9 months, you don't have HIV. BY... Read more »

False Positive?? Please help, no where else to turn

Dear Dr Bob,I need your help and dont know where else to turn... I am currently living in a country on a VISA an am scared to get professional advice as I think I am just paranoid, well I hope so anyway!I have been with my boyfriend now (in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There is no such thing as a "slightly positive" HIV test just as there is no such thing as being "slightly HIV infected". That you had a subsequent negative HIV-antibody/antigen test plus an undetectable HIV plasma viral... Read more »

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Michael Adams The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or other Federal agencies. Just two months before... Read more »
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Florida: Center of Positive Connections Turns Ten

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Argentina, Brazil to Produce Antiretroviral Drugs Together to Improve Access for HIV-Positive People

Argentina and Brazil -- which both provide medication to HIV-positive people at no cost -- plan to establish a co-owned factory where they will produce antiretroviral drugs in an effort to lower the cost of the medications in both countries, Reuters... Read more »