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earliest ARS symptoms can appear

Hi all -

Can the ARS symptoms (rash, malaise, diarreah (diarrhea)) of initial infection appear within 48 hours of the exposure? Everything I've read says 1-4 weeks after, or 2-4 weeks after... occasionally "within days"... but no difinitive info on if it could really show up in 48 hours.

Regardless, I'm getting tested at 25 days, 6 weeks and 3 months. Just need something to hang on to until that 25 day mark.

Thanks for any insight you have!
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HIV symptoms are never manifested before at least one week, usually even later than that.  Your rash is unrelated to HIV.  If you had a real exposure, a single test after 3 months is sufficient.
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Does ARS syptoms (symptoms) occurs on the 5th week?
i have heard after 1-4weeks, between 1-4weeks. . . .
is it in the range of until 4th week?

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what was your risk?
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irrespective of the exposure what arcien means there i think is how usual it is for the symptoms to appear after week 5 is complete? or around that time.
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Ya, thats what i meant...
my exposure is just unprotected oral, giving and receiving on a CSW.
If i concluded that condom did not fail cos it slip off at the end and i didnt even see it.

Just to assure myself, i just went for test at 4th week mark and came back NEG.
Into my 5th week now.

Kinda have some rash or pimples i dunno what they are on my shoulder.
No other syptoms (symptoms) though.

Well just to kill off any of my doubts, i will get tested at 13th week to be conclusive.
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