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Early Symptoms?
Apr 3, 2009

Doctor, Thank you for your response and advice. Today I went for my almost 6 week test. I should be getting the results in a couple of days. The doctor diagnosed today my sore throat as an acid reflux. He prescribed me a medicine. However, tonight I noticed few red spots like a rash on one of my inner thighs. (3-4 red dots) I panicked. fears of hiv came back. Is it possible to be ARS? is it posible to get symptoms after 5 1/2 weeks? By the way, this morning I donated $50. You can verified it from my email address. Please answer. Thanks, George

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hey George,

You're freaking out over three to four dots on your inner thighs? Hmm . . . your anxiety and panic are way, way out of proportion to reality (both in terms of your risk and your "symptoms"). As I have frequently stated in this forum, symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Do I think your three to four red dots are HIV ARS? No, I do not. Good luck on your HIV test George. Remember that for a definitive test, you'll need to wait until the three-month mark.

Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that your definitive HIV test is negative.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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