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Acute Strep Throat As ARS

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strep throat and ARS

Hello Dr , if you had a sore throat and it was related to ars what would the throat swab read, Mono, Strep or some other Virus. I really would like to know as my dr said its strep and its bacterial,(not related to ARS) then another dr said ars can...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Most likely if you have strep throat, that's all you have. It isn't impossible to have strep throat and ARS simultaneously. The sore throat of ARS is due to HIV and throat swabs would be negative if that were the only thing going on.... Read more »

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Strep throat as hiv condition?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could a strep throat like condition (very sore throat with puss on tonsils) be a sign of hiv infection?

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strep throat

Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone tell me whether strep throat is a sign of HIV infection or not? I was potentially exposed 9 weeks ago and recently began feeling weird...

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White Coating+sore throat+cough=ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 2 weeks today since exposure. I've been coughing and had a mild sore throat for the past week (dry cough). This morning woke up with white coating which rubbed off, but came back tonight. ARS? Read more »

Strep Throat & HIV????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Went to the doctor 5 1/2 weeks after a possible HIV exposure (unprotected vaginal intercourse). Tested negative on HIV antibody test, but positive for strep throat. Two questions. Can strep throat be a early sign or symptom of ARS and I just haven't... Read more »