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I am very worried now because I am now having what looks like ARS symptoms. I am now getting a rash. I have small red spots or bumps appear. I usually start itching first, and then a small red spot will appear. I am very scared. I know that my encounter was brief, "French Kissing" , I dont know the condition of the girl and she wont take an hiv test. Is it possible to have hiv symptoms at 12 weeks? I am so scared. If I had the hiv pcr/rna test at 8 weeks and it showed "No hiv-1 detected" on a viral load test, could I still be positive? My standard hiv test was negative at 8 weeks and at 10 and a half weeks. I was feeling better and I had unprotected sex with my wife on Valentines, but now she is having headaches and since yesterday I am having a rash. I went today at 12 weeks from the incident and got another test, but I know the results wont be in for another two or three days and I am going crazy.
This is why I am so scared. I read that when you have a rash appear that usually means you are at a period where you are seroconverting. Do you think my tests were false negatives? I know I am asking again, because I am so worried and I am experiencing all of these unusual symptoms related to ars. I was fine until I started having the rash appear. My skin starts itching and after I scratch, then some bumps appear small raised and red. They almost look like small pimples and they itch. Sometimes they will disappear after 6 or 8 hours, then they may reappear in a different spot. Usually it's just one or two spots sometimes more on my should back or chest.
If I wasnt generating antibodies at 8 or 10 weeks, would my PCR/Rna test have been undetectable? I am so so scared. Please be very specific in your responses so I can understand everything. I really need your help.
Please let me know your thoughts Dr. Cummings
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