Beta hemolytic Strep or ARS ?
Mar 18, 2001
Dear sir, I've been experiencing ARS symptoms for 1 month now: low grade fever (98.6-99.5), fatigue, joint aches(knees),starting 6 weeks after a high risk encounter. At 9.5 weeks I've had an antibody test negative. I've also had a throat exam which revealed a beta hemolytic Strep Group A infection. My question is: could the Strep explain all these symptoms or could the ARS be present with this beta hemolytic Strep. How relevant is the 9.5 weeks antibody test ? Thank you for your effort.
Response from Dr. Henry
The HIV test is of some reassurance but I would repeast again in several months to be sure. Strep infection can cause many of the symptoms you are describing and would seem a more likely source than HIV infection. I would still check your HIV status in several months and then make sure you practice safe sex to avoid more anxious moments in the future. KH
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