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Worried about symptoms
      #203234 - 08/11/06 01:17 PM

Hello I have a question about some symptoms.

On 6/11/06 I had a expossure. almost five weeks later i got the flu and sore throat and one day of fever. Since then I get a soar throat on and off and yesterday after almost 8 weeks of exposure my throat hurts and have a white coating tongue and a sore on the inner lip.

If this is ARS does it usually last so long almost a 8 weeks and still having symptoms?. I am so scared. I really appreciate all you guys do in this forum. Thanks

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Re: Worried about symptoms new
      #203247 - 08/11/06 03:37 PM

You can't diagnose based on symptoms. ARS does not last 8 weeks, usually 2 weeks. If you aren't sure, get tested!

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Re: Worried about symptoms new
      #203253 - 08/11/06 05:12 PM

what kind of exposure ? were you infact exposed to hiv or did you just have unsafe sex ? take a test now, 8 weeks is good enough for a accurate result.

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Re: Worried about symptoms new
      #203261 - 08/11/06 06:03 PM

don't rely on symptoms as i had done. my experience was very similar to yours, flu like symptoms with white coating on tongue after 6 wks of exposure from uprotected sex. i ended up dragging the partner i thought had exposed me to get tested together and both came out negative! although my window period was 11 wks, it didn't matter because my partner tested neg. whew! what a relief. we are still together and at peace of mind. it is true, the only way to know for sure is to get tested.

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Re: Worried about symptoms new
      #203405 - 08/13/06 09:43 PM

cant help you with out specifics on your exposure. Even then, symptoms tell us nothing related to the HIV virus.. NOTHING..

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