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Is Strep Throat A Symptom Of ARS

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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 »

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 »

Is Strep Throat at all related to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Recently someone posted that he has Strep and from this was concerned about HIV. Is there any link between HIV and Strep at all? Also, Is there any connection between excessive dandruff and HIV? I have heard that that may be a sign. THanks

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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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ARS Symptoms Question

Posted by Anonymous
Hello,

I was curious if ARS symptoms occur all at once or does someone feel ill at first with sore throat, then progress after few days into fever and body ache.. Thanks! Read more »
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ARS, strep

I am driving myself crazy and I can't function because I am so worried about whether or not I have HIV. I am a 22 year old female and I had unprotected vaginal and oral sex in which the 20 year old male ejaculated outside my body. I have no...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's difficult to tell you what your symptoms were/are related to; your medical doctor would be the best judge of that. The fact that you were diagnosed with strep throat, your symptoms occurred two days after exposure (that's probably too... Read more »

Beta hemolytic Strep or ARS ?

Dear sir,I've been experiencing ARS symptoms for 1 month now: low grade fever (98.6-99.5), fatigue, joint aches(knees),starting 6 weeks after a high risk encounter. At 9.5 weeks I've had an antibody test negative. I've also had a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The HIV test is of some reassurance but I would repeast again in several months to be sure. Strep infection can cause many of the symptoms you are describing and would seem a more likely source than HIV infection. I would still check your HIV... Read more »

Beta hemolytic Strep or ARS ?

Dear sir,I've been experiencing ARS symptoms for 1 month now: low grade fever (98.6-99.6), fatigue, joint aches(knees),starting 6 weeks after a high risk encounter. At 9.5 weeks I've had an antibody test negative. I've also had a...
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
Strep can explain the symptoms, although you need a followup antibody test.... Read more »

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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