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Sore throat for almost 3 weeks!??!
      #183718 - 03/31/06 11:07 PM

I've had a sore throat for almost 3 weeks now. I was given biaxin because they said it was a sinus infection. It did help, but now I've taken all there was of that prescription, and my sore throat is back!!!!!
Is this a bad "sign"?? Or do the ARS symptoms come all together, and not spread out??
I've had no fever, no rashes, no thrush, no vomiting or diahrea, no fatigue....nothing...except this sore throat!! So I don't know if its a sinus thing or what? But Im getting really worried.
Anyone that can give me some input would be appreciated!!!

****I did test negative on an Oraquick Advance at 5.5 weeks.

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Re: Sore throat for almost 3 weeks!??! new
      #183732 - 04/01/06 07:27 AM

Sinus infections are BACTERIAL, not viral. If the antibotic didn't clear it up you need to see your doctor and get something that will. With the years of overuse of antibotics it sometimes is diffucult to get rid of a bacterial infection.



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Re: Sore throat for almost 3 weeks!??! new
      #183734 - 04/01/06 08:02 AM

So is that a "no".....this probably doesn't have anything to do with HIV?? Not even the sore throat? Or if this isn't a sinus infection!??!?

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Re: Sore throat for almost 3 weeks!??! new
      #183738 - 04/01/06 09:08 AM

ARS occurs between 2-4 weeks after an exposure. You are way past that time frame.

ARS symptoms usually self-resolve in about a week. ARS is viral based, not bacterial based.

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Re: Sore throat for almost 3 weeks!??! new
      #183816 - 04/02/06 03:06 AM

hi

regards from india

ARS symptoms are of febrile nature and concurrent in nature.i really doubt your sore throat is even remotely connected to ARS/HIV.

Your 5.5 week negative test is extremely encouraging, however, you need to comply with CDC guidelines, which cleary state a 12 week test as conclusive.

Goodluck

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Take Care

God Bless you

Stay Well

Love Ravi

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