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      #168686 - 01/04/06 05:52 PM

Do all the symptoms of ARS come at once or are they spread out. Can I be nauseous and fatigued 1 week then 2 weeks later get a rash and flu like symptoms?

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Re: !!!ARS!!! new
      #168691 - 01/04/06 05:59 PM

ARS symptoms come all at once.

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Re: !!!ARS!!! new
      #168692 - 01/04/06 06:02 PM

thanks for the response. 1 more question if you dont mind.

What is the difference between flu like symptoms and cold like symptoms? i go all stuffed up and congested for like 2 or 3 days about 7 days post exposure.

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Re: !!!ARS!!! new
      #168697 - 01/04/06 06:43 PM

that sounds like a cold....flu is fatigued sore throat, achy, fever...stuffy is more like a cold....and remember symptoms do NOT equal HIV.

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Re: !!!ARS!!! new
      #168699 - 01/04/06 07:03 PM

I echo what Faith says: I have never seen nasal congestion etc. indicated as a potential symptom of ARS.

You cannot diagnose HIV from symptoms, because some people do not get any noticable ones and because, even if they do, those symptoms are very close to many other infections (which are MUCH more commonly the cause of the issue).

Also, ARS symptoms would come at essentially the same time, usually within 2 to 4 weeks from the date of infection and would resolve within 1 to 2 weeks at most.

Sounds like you have a cold.

Stop looking for symptoms: The only question you need to ask yourself is whether you had a real risk. That means did you have unprotected penetrative sex or share needles? If you did, you need to test at 13 weeks to be sure. If not, all other risks are either so small that testing is probably not warranted for a single exposure, other than to ease your mind or, indeed, are not real risks at all and exist only in your imagination.

Hope this helps.

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Re: !!!ARS!!! new
      #168766 - 01/05/06 08:43 AM

this is the 12 weeks - go back to the 13 week site

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Re: !!!ARS!!! new
      #168795 - 01/05/06 11:48 AM

^ the 13 week site? what are you talking about?

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