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ARS At 10 Weeks And Sore Throat

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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...abacavir sulfate should stop taking it and tell a doctor right away if they have a skin rash or any two or more of the following symptoms: sudden fever; severe tiredness or achiness; diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; sore throat, shortness of breath, or cough; or a general ill feeling. These symptoms are listed on a warning card included with the prescription; individuals should carry the warning card with them at all times. If a...
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What else could it be besides Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

I performed oral sex on a man of unknown serostatus eight days ago. He was well-endowed (10 inches) and the sex was a bit rough as he battered my throat with his thrusts. Ultimately, I was too slow in pulling off his penis when he ejaculated and got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
HiActually I field questions like this almost on a daily basis. I guess you're "it" for today. However, I must admit a true 10-incher is somewhat rare (unless it's in "Manhunt/Internet inches," in which case it's really common). Assuming your Mr.... Read more »

Tonsil Infection for 6 months! ARS the catalyst? ( ready to donate )

Hiya Doc,Very, very concerned right now.... In March, 3 weeks after possible vaginal sex exposure, I came down with a very swollen tonsil on my right side and a fever for couple days. The sore, swollen tonsil never totally went away and has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your recent tonsil infection is not consistent with HIV ARS. As for the cause, it's most likely a bacterial or viral (non-HIV) infection. If it's responding to Augmentin, it's bacterial. Regarding the cause of tonsillitis, there are many... Read more »

ARS Question

Hello Doctor,I had a possibly risky sexual encounter in early December 2009. I say possibly because there was a question of condom integrity but it was not clear cut. My question is as follows:I had symptoms of sore throat, swelling in groin and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Worried,Have I ever seen a case where HIV can't be detected in the blood with ELISA tests out to 10 weeks, an undetectable quantitative PCR RNA at 9 weeks and an undetectable qualitative PCR DNA at 4 and 7 weeks??? No, absolutely not. Read more »

2 times unprotected sex, severe sore throat

Hi DoctorYour site is very informative and your humour is absolutely brilliant!I wanted to ask a question that has probably been asked in many variations but I have read some conflicting info on different sites so your opinion would be so welcome.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(had sex very early on Sunday, around 4 AM, just to give you a time frame) and the next morning, Monday, I woke up with a very sore throat and had the head pressure, swollen lymph nodes under my ears, the aches, and congestion. Doctor diagnosed... Read more »
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Ziagen

...severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain; severe tiredness; respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, and sore throat); and possible rash. Symptoms are listed on the patient information sheet and warning card that you receive... Read more »
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Crixivan

...(general ill feeling), nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin/eyes, changed skin color, dry mouth/sore throat, taste changes, painful urination, indigestion, joint pain, hives, and liver toxicity. Itchy/dry skin,... Read more »
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Gonorrhea

...soreness, bleeding, or painful bowel movements. Rectal infection also may cause no symptoms. Infections in the throat may cause a sore throat but usually causes no symptoms. What are the complications of gonorrhea? Untreated gonorrhea can... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...suggest measuring baseline (pre-treatment) viral load. A drug is "working" if it lowers viral load by at least 90% within 8 weeks. The viral load should continue to drop to less than 50 copies within 6 months. The viral load should be measured... Read more »
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ARS or something different?

Posted by nickywick, 1 Reply
...but a 22yr old white/female student at a University in Indiana. Roughly 20-21 days after the encounter, I came down with a sore throat on one side (unilateral) and later that night a fever. Woke up the next morning and had broken the fever... Read more »

I'm too young for all this. Stupid mistake.

Posted by natinnit, 2 Replies
...and I'd never, ever do something so stupid. It is literally the biggest regret of my life. about 6 days later, I developed a sore throat - white spots on tonsils, swollen glands, red inflamed tonsils. I went to my GP who I told about my risk but... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS 10 days after unprotected sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...continued drinking. Long story short I had stupid drunk unprotected sex with someone of unknown hiv status. I came down with sore throat and fever abour 10 days after that exposure and it went away in like 3 days. I went for STD and hiv... Read more »

Just came from Dr....could use reassurance

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi. I wrote previously about a sore throat...one side. I am at 10 weeks post possible exposure (receptive vaginal unprotected with no ejaculation by a partner of unknown status) I didn't really Read more »