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Duration of Symptoms
      #174062 - 02/08/06 08:46 AM

Hi,

My understanding is that if ARS presents itself, it is usually a constellation of symptoms, begins 2-4 weeks after infection and lasts 1-2 weeks.

Given that I began experiencing myalgia (alone - no other symptoms) at the beginning of week 7 after a possible exposure and it has lasted for 18 days thus far, is it a reasonable assumption that I am not experiencing ARS?

I am actually not even sure that it is technically myalgia - just pain that will appear randomly in a limb, hand or foot and lasts seconds at most before appearing in another part of the body.

Basically, I am wondering given that this seems to break every single ARS pattern can I stop worrying that it may well be ARS?

Any feedback is appreciated very muchly.

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Re: Duration of Symptoms new
      #174065 - 02/08/06 08:51 AM

this is not an ars symptom, if you have had an exposure or risk of please get tested. love and peace

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Re: Duration of Symptoms new
      #174246 - 02/09/06 05:55 AM

Correction - ARS usually takes place within 2-4 weeks from infection, not between 2-4 weeks after it. I understand the average time for symptoms to appear is around 14 days. So your symptoms at 7 weeks are extremely unlikely to be anything to do with this, and as Shades has said, it does not sound remotely like ARS anyway.

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Re: Duration of Symptoms new
      #174325 - 02/09/06 12:00 PM

hi

regards from india

The judgement of your status based on symptoms present is incorrect, only a HIV test can give accurate reading about your HIV status.

Yes, ARS symptoms are experienced 2-4 weeks post exposure, however the ARS symptoms are typically febrile, moreover symptoms are concurrent.

If you feel worried you may want to get your symptoms evaluated from your health care provider, consequentyl tested for HIV(if you feel you have put yourself at risk)

Goodluck

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Take Care

God Bless you

Stay Well

Love Ravi

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