I am a 30 year old male. My story is unprotected vaginal about 7 weeks ago. At about 16 days post exposure, i had a mild diarhea, about a week after that, there was a 2 days period where diarrhea got worse. I had 3 'enlarged' lymph nodes on my neck, one on my right armpit. I cannot tell if they were swollen or not, but it caused no pain. One neck node went away during the 4th week, armpit node went away around 5th week, but 2 on side of neck still persist till today. At 4 weeks, I got a negative elisa (should be 3rd generation), which relieved me a little. At 5 week mark, mild diarrhea came back for 1 day. At 6 week, I got another negative elisa test (should be 3rd generation too). At 43 days, I started checking my chest for rash, and I found a small patch of redness on my middle upper chest, just below my neck, I would say about 5cm in length and 2cm in width. It is flat and not raised, no pain, no itchiness, no irritation, infact it feels the same as normal skin. It could have been there before but i never noticed. It is still there today. However I looked at pictures of myself from a year ago, there were no redness on my chest. At 45 days, I got up in the morning with bad stomach pain and diarrhea. It went away after 2 sessions in the toilet. I am now at 7+ week mark. Throughout the whole time, from 2 weeks till now, my stools has not been completely normal, but not watery either. Fatigue, stiff neck, slight sore throat, slight joint pain, all were lingering around during these few weeks, but nothing major. I usually have these symptoms even before because I live quite an unhealthy lifestyle, heavy drinker and smoker, general lack of sleep.
My questions are,
1) If diarrhea at 16 days were due to ARS, my 6 week test would have showed?
2) Regarding my rash, I cannot tell when it came about, if it is related to ARS, would it have shown in my 6 week test? Would it have persisted till now (close to 8 weeks since exposure)? For example, if my rash actually came during 2nd week along with diarrhea, could it have last till now?
3) Should I get a test at 8 weeks? or wait till the 12 week mark.
Really appreciate if someone can reply to ease some of my anxities..
Thanks in advance!