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ARS after 6 days?

Hey all.  I feel like there's a chance that I might have made a huge mistake and given my gf HIV.  Here it is in a nutshell.  My last exposure was a little under 10 weeks ago.  I had protected oral AND vaginal sex with a sex worker.  Stupidly, I didn't ask her HIV status.  Anyway, a couple weeks ago, I took an 8 week Oraquick test.  Results were negative.  Before that, I took a ELISA blood test 6 weeks post expsure and that was negative and a PCR DNA test / ELISA 2 weeks after the exposure and that came back negative too.  Per the doctor's advice, after the 8 week test I put my worries to rest.  However, 6 days ago, I had unprotected sex with a girl that I'm dating.  Last night, she came down with a fever and sore throat.  So now I'm worried that she's experiencing ARS symptoms.  Please advise?  Can ARS show up that soon?
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219662 tn?1223862160
If your gf has HIV she did not get it from you.  You don't have it, you can't give her what you don't have.
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I sure hope not, joey, thanks.  I'm just worried that I shouldve waited 3 months to get tested before having unprotected sex with my gf.  Maybe it's guilt/anxiety.  I don't know...I'm pretty worried.
219662 tn?1223862160
Guilt and anxiety, you nailed it, friend.
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One last question.  Is it possible for ARS symptoms to develop within a week?  I've read that it takes usually 2 to 3 weeks.  Is 6 days too early?
219662 tn?1223862160
yes, it's too early
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Jay i think the 8 week window is not conclusive the 8 week window gives you an 80 percent probability that you dont have HIV. I think you should re-test 4 weeks after. I think its always a good idea to re-test even after it is conclusive. Why because it shows you are concerned and that equals safe sex.
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If you would take it at 3 months like the test say. You wouldn't have to be questioning the percentages.
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Are ARS symptoms persistent or do they come on and off?  My GF's fever subsided for a few days but today it's come back.
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the doctor on the other site has written a few times for other posts that 6 weeks is a 95% accurate result, not 80.
173325 tn?1213940121
Generally it's persistent.  You didn't give her HIV because you don't have it.  Look in the Dr's forums for information on testing time accuracy.  
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sorry I meant 8 weeks is 95% accurate....so the doc says
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Doesn't matter what they wrote. 3 months is conclusive.
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