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Questions on ARS ...
      #24759 - 11/18/01 07:12 AM

Hope some of you can help out ... got questions on the symptoms associated with ARS:

1. What are the symptoms? Are any of them more prevalent than others?

2. When do the symptoms occur and how long do they last?

3. Do the symptoms appear together or might they come at different times? For example, might one develop diarhea and then perhaps a fever two weeks later?


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Re: Questions on ARS ... new
      #24760 - 11/18/01 07:23 AM

The following may be warning signs of infection with HIV:

Rapid weight loss.

Dry cough.

Recurring fever or profuse night sweats.

Profound and unexplained fatigue.

Swollen lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck.

Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week.

White spots or unusual blemishes on the tongue, in the mouth, or in the throat.


Red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids.

Memory loss, depression, and other neurological disorders.

symptoms usually appear in 2-4 weeks.. but I think when you learn about these symptoms your brain plays a game on you and you have these symtpoms even if you are neg.

I am still worried about my status , on the 4th day I had a canker sore and on the 6th day I had cold chest..

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Re: Questions on ARS ... new
      #24787 - 11/19/01 01:49 PM

Here are the most ARS symptoms:
skin rash; headaches; muscles and/or joint pain; enlarged glands. The other symptoms as described by the other anonymous appear long after you have been infected. The ARS usually appear 2 to 4 weeks after infection and generally last for about 2 weeks. After that period, you remain asymptomatic until the cd4 cells count drops below 350. Then the other symptoms appear.
Hope this clarify and helps.

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