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What symptoms should one worry about?

Mar 10, 2010

Hi Dr. Bob,

If one has had a low/essential nonexistent risk (e.g. french kissing) and develops any symptoms attributable to ARS during the 2-4 week timespan on when ARS occurs, would testing be warranted?

What symptoms should one watch for that are attributable to HIV thereafter?

Further, when would these symptoms become manifest? Some say 10 years, but I'm not buying that (sounds like the best case scenario). From your clinical/personal experience, when do symptoms appear for most infected people who are not on meds?

Response from Dr. Frascino


"What symptoms should one worry about?" People should not focus on any particular "symptoms," but rather on HIV-acquisition risk. If you have placed yourself at risk for HIV, you should get HIV tested, whether or not symptoms are present. It really is just that straightforward.

Dr. Bob

Can I stop testing?
follow up from BT on Feb 16 (urgent)

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