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Please help ......
      #15282 - 01/31/01 12:56 PM

Did anyone experience symptoms such as cold and stuffy nose with lots of mucous six weeks after high risk encounter but later test negative. I am experiencing sore throat with mucuous and cold that I am afraid might be ARS. I know you can't go by symptoms but I'd appreciate hearing about other peoples experiences on this. I am soooo worried.



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      #15287 - 01/31/01 02:36 PM

Hi, Typical ARS symtoms do not include runny nose, mucose, etc. According to experts, it would be mostly flu like symptoms (high fevers, muscle aches and pains, swollen nodes, headaches, sore throat and maybe a rash on the upper prt of the body. In the "Message about Symtoms" in the Prevention section of The Body it cvlearly describes that. Take a look at it.
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      #15289 - 01/31/01 03:51 PM

I had all of that and post nasal drip and tested negative. ARS is like a strong flu or even a mononucleosis but flu symptoms are not cold symptoms (runny nose, post nasal drip, mucus all over) it might be a cold or an allergy but these symptoms dont match any ars not are typical of hiv. Relax.



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      #15303 - 01/31/01 08:43 PM

Cold symptoms are not associated with ARS...i.e., runny/stuffy nose. More like the flu.

I had 3 separate "illnesses" that had nasal congestion and lots of mucous. I had a neg result.

Take care and God Bless

JTAnon



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