Anonymous
after oral sex only breast sucking 7 weeks back which is i think a no risk situation i am now feeling diarrhoea .I want to know about ARS that what is their time frame and how soon they usually come .I want to know that whether 7 week time is too long for ARS or not?
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Anonymous
Hi there and thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as a source for HIV/AIDS related information.

First of all, oral sex and breast sucking are two different things. There is absolutely no HIV risk in breast sucking. Receiving oral sex is considered a negligible risk, meaning there has never been a confirmed report of HIV transmitted by this activity. Giving oral sex is considered a a low risk, meaning there have been a few cases reported of HIV transmission by this activity.

ARS is a non clinically defined symptom of HIV. This means that some HIV+ individuals contract a strong, flu-like illness 2-4 weeks post exposure which disappears within 8-10 days. There are no other symptoms for HIV. HIV can only be determined through testing, which I encourage you to do. I would suggest that ARS after seven weeks exposure is highly unlikely. However, as I am not a doctor, I would encourage you to discuss this with your health care professional. I can also suggest a trusted website for further information: http://www.thebody.com

I trust I have addressed your concerns however, should further information be required, feel free to contact us again.

Jonathan, AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer

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