|Help, please answer, ARS symptoms?
Jul 22, 2003
Help, please answer, ARS symptoms?
I had the following ARS symptoms after having genital to genital contact with a high-risk individual (prostitute.) 3 weeks later, I came down with what appears as a stomach flu with nausua, vomiting, diahrrea, fever, sore throat, and I noticed a very small patch of rash appear on my right upper arm. The rash was not itchy, just little, slightly raised red spots. I had to be hospitilized for dehydration and for the naseua & diahrea. I was very scared the whole time that I had contracted hiv, but because there was no insertive sex I don't see how I could have gotten it. But I am still very confused and scared, my first hiv test after one month came back negative. I still am going to take another test at 2 months and a 3rd at 3 months. Please help! Does this sound like ARS?
| Response from Mr. Kull
If you didn't have insertive sex, then it is unlikely that your symptoms are related to HIV. Sexual transmission of HIV is only considered probable if a person has insertive or receptive anal, vaginal, or oral sex with an HIV infected person. It is also possible to get other STIs this way. I cannot tell you whether or not your symptoms are related to ARS, so you should rely on your medical doctor to do so.
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