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    An_253692 posted:
    My daughter disclosed to me that she was exposed to HIV. She denies that he has been tested for HIV. He also is not high risk. She told me she had ARS 3 days after she was with him. She also has the echoviris and chronic fatigue. I am now suffering with bipolar depression I am so upset I dont feel I can go back to work until she has been tested which is 3 months from now I don't know how to handle this. Please help me.
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    georgiagail responded:
    What makes your daughter believe she was exposed to HIV?

    ARS symptoms occur 2 to 6 weeks after transmission, not 3 days later.

    peacecalmsage replied to georgiagail's response:
    Is it possible for ARS symptoms to occur 5months after transmission to HIV, (duration of symptoms for 14 days)?

    Then test HIV negative 7 months after initial exposure.

    Then have ARS symptoms again for a duration of 7 days;14 months after initial exposure???
    I am experiencing the most painful body aches, fever, nausea/dry heaves, fatigue, and it is unexplainable. No one I know is getting ill after me or this time either. This has been 7 days
    I have no other flu symptoms (no rash or swollen lymph nodes) and a nurse mentioned perhaps I contracted HIV.
    is this timeline irrational?
    georgiagail replied to peacecalmsage's response:
    No; ARS occurs two to six weeks after transmission. It's when the immune system first becomes aware that an infectious agent (in this case, the virus) has invaded the body.

    It doesn't occur 14 months later.

    This doesn't mean you won't get ill for other reasons down the road. I hope you feel better soon; sounds like what you are going through is awful even though it has nothing to do with ARS or HIV (unless, of course, you've again been exposed recently to the virus through, say, unprotected sexual contact).


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