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Night Sweats Question ARS

Posted by needsupport2, 1 Reply
I'm wondering if anyone with HIV who's been through it can answer this question. I've read that ARS night sweats are almost always accompanied by fever. I've had no fever. What were your experiences? How profuse a sweat, was fever present.

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Night Sweats? Signs of ARS?

Posted by alex39, 3 Replies
Hi
I am a male and I did perform cunnilingus on a woman for few minutes. (No menstrual blood, and I have no sores or lesions in my mouth).
No Vaginal, No Anal.
9 days later I felt a little bit tired during the day and the same evening I got some chills... Read more »

night sweat

Posted by Anonymous
2 months after possible infection and what might have been ARS, i had a night sweat. Yes i was soaked and so was the bed. Is this too late to experience one. I also had bad bronchitis and fever at this time.

2nd question: can ARS worsen to the point... Read more »

Night sweat and fever

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
2 months after a possible exposure i had a fever, bad cough, lots of phlem and had only one night of really bad night sweat. Could be related to ARS

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Night Sweats - for Jackie Blue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just saw your response to someone else about night sweats and it got me worried because my boyfriend just had that. It's been about three months since his last sexual encounter but the other day he told me he felt weak and feverish. He took some... Read more »
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night sweats & joint pain

2 weeks after a possible exposure I developed ARS like symptoms which lasted about 2 weeks (swollen glands, sore throat, chest pain, fever, fatigue) although some symptoms have lasted 4 months now, (muscle and joint pain) I tested negative on Elisa...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
By 15 weeks after exposure, > 99% of people infected with HIV will have a positive antibody test. Viral load tests would be positive as well. A negative viral load test now would rule out HIV infection. There is some relationship between high... Read more »

broken thermostat with night sweats

Dear Dr. Bob.... Seven weeks ago got wamboozled at a bar and received unprotected oral from risky partner...I've racked my brain senseless and pretty sure thats all that happened!!!...She was a biter although no skin was broken... For the sake...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tom,Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) symptoms, if they appear, usually are noted 2-4 weeks after transmission. The P24 antigen test has a wide range of sensitivity (30-90 percent) reported in various clinical trials. It is sometimes used as an... Read more »

PEP side-effects night-sweats

Dear Dr. Frascino,I recently discovered the body and am finding it very helpful in dealing with my situation. Last week I had a resk exposure to an HIV positive man. I was the insertive partner with a non-latex condom which broke about three minutes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dan,Most likely your night sweats are related to anxiety rather than to PEP or HIV ARS.Because you mentioned "non-latex condom," I should remind all readers that "natural" or "lambskin" condoms are effective in... Read more »

Night sweat no fever

Dear Doc,I've done the worst I can do, read the net up and down for HIV. Please ease my situation and help me by saying 'It aint so' (donation is coming up).I've had protected vaginal/unprotected oral sex with a female sex worker...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree your HIV-acquisition risk is very low, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break.Your "symptoms" are not worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). Could they be related to anxiety? Absolutely.Your... Read more »
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