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How conclusive is HIV RNA test at 23 day mark? Have to wait with anxiety till I get test again. ARS at 6 weeks freaking me out. Thanks in adv

How conclusive is HIV RNA test at 23 day mark? Have to wait with anxiety till I get test again. ARS at 6 weeks freaking me out. Thanks in adv

Nearly 100%: Welcome to HealthTap. You can relax. Virtually all persons with HIV have positive RNA or DNA tests by 23 days. You don't need to wait 6 wk for final testing. Ask your doctor or clinic about a DUO or "4th generation" test, for which the result is conclusive 4 weeks or more after exposure. I might have more advice if you'd like to say more about your exposure and any symptoms you may have. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Is it possible to have HIV ars symptoms after 6 weeks of exposure? How conclusive is HIV RNA and combo at 23.5 days? Acute anxiety, please help!!!

Is it possible to have HIV ars symptoms after 6 weeks of exposure? How conclusive is HIV RNA and combo at 23.5 days? Acute anxiety, please help!!!

Be tested!: It's pretty clear that you need to be tested. Also, you need to prevent exposure - safe sex is the only kind of sex that makes sense for so many reasons. While being tested, ask your questions and learn how to take care of yourself. Life will be less anxiety provoking when you do. ...Read more

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What are some signs confused with HIV ars and anxiety? I have had white tongue which oral surg. Says is not yeast, feeling something stuck in throat.

What are some signs confused with HIV ars and anxiety? I have had white tongue which oral surg. Says is not yeast, feeling something stuck in throat.

Not exactly sure: What info you are asking for. I will provide some anxiety sxs: feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Do any of these fit? ...Read more

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In the 20% of those who don't know they have hiv, is it because they don't get symptoms of early hiv/ars or because they don't associate them with hiv?

In the 20% of those who don't know they have hiv, is it because they don't get symptoms of early hiv/ars or because they don't associate them with hiv?

Both: Both...but many people (up to 70%) who do not get symptoms at sero-conversiom can go until very late in the disease with little to no issues and then present at end stage with issues. ...Read more

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Does HIV ars occur after 4 days of unsafe sex?

Does HIV ars occur after 4 days of unsafe sex?

HIV is Hard To Get: Hiv infection occurs from exposure to blood or bodily fluids through drug use that requires the sharing of needles or through sexual behavior. There are a couple of other rare or uncommon ways to get hiv. Hiv infection can be prevented in many cases. This prevention process has to be started within 72 hours of exposure. Most people who get infected with HIV do not have any symptoms early on. ...Read more

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What is the fever temperature range in acute retroviral syndrome?

What is the fever temperature range in acute retroviral syndrome?

See reference : Acute retroviral syndrome immunopaedia.Org.Za/index.Php?Id=475 acute retroviral syndrome is the effect of an immune response to a primary infection of hiv-1 or hiv-2. This acute phase of infection lasts for as long as the immune ... ...Read more

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How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

See below: ARS symptoms are variable in scope and timing. It is best to get tested if you have any doubt about being infected. Consult this site for image of HIV rash. https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A86.J3bK.AlV.0sAFConnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0MzkwOG5yBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwNF8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&va=hiv+rash+pictures+symptoms&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001 ...Read more

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What is muscular ache in acute retroviral syndrome?

Please see reference: Acute retroviral syndrome immunopaedia.Org.Za/index.Php?Id=475 acute retroviral syndrome is the effect of an immune response to a primary infection of hiv-1 or hiv-2. This acute phase of infection lasts for as long as the immune ... ...Read more