A lot of fellas might go back on the anxiety roller coaster after the post by HelpMe_21. I have begun to re-think about symptoms, and beginning to have doubts about my 11 weeks and 12 weeks test.
I have previously posted a question and am posting it here again and hope will get answers.
Regardless of low risk scenario or high risk scenario. If a person is indeed infected with HIV, and gets tested at the 12 weeks mark (84 days), using Immuno Chemistry method which detects antibodies and antigen for both HIV1 and HIV2:
1) Will the results be negative if he is having ARS symptoms? For example, he gets ARS around the 6 weeks post exposure and symptoms stayed on untill the 12 weeks mark.
2) NO ARS symptoms showed up. Can the test still pickup the HIV antibodies/antigen, whatever?
3) Must one test outside the 12 weeks, let's say 85 days onwards?
4) Gastricitis/indigestion an ARS symptom?
I wish we have more details on Help 21's case, such as whether she was a stage 3 cancer, IV drug user etc. Whatever it is, I am really sorry for her, wishing her all the best.
But if she is faking it, I hope she would come forward and clear this up.