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ARS is more fever/swollen lymph than cough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
On most web sites it seems ARS Symptoms are more fever/swollen lymph nodes achy body than coughing sore throat type of symptoms. Am I on the right track? Read more »

ARS is more fever/swollen lymph than cough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
On most web sites it seems ARS Symptoms are more fever/swollen lymph nodes achy body than coughing sore throat type of symptoms. Am I on the right track? 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 »

ars symptoms after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i had sex with a poz female. used protection but the condom ripped. i have been sick for a month now. had a cough the whole time. with ars, do the symptoms usuallt last so long? i have to assume that's what it is because i'm taking meds. and it will... Read more »

ars symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i am the nine and a half week guy and
i was wondering what anyone thought about experiencing ars sypmtoms at like ten weeks after an exposure because now i am having a bout with fatigue and a constant low fever and some head aches
i had what seemed... Read more »
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Dry cough and ARS

I have read that during ARS, people can get dry cough. Does this dry cough occur all day or only come up at night? Thanks....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I do not have an answer to your specific question. The literature does not identify any significance in the time of day of a cough.Trying to determine your HIV status based on symptoms you are experiencing is unwise, anxiety provoking, and... Read more »

Is ARS cough contagious?

Hello Doc,I had case of hangnails as i picked my skin at nail roots. They were pretty fresh..i mean an hour or two fresh.At this time...I had an episode of fingering a prostitute. No sex and no kissing. At first I had dry cough and saw coated tongue...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not transmitted through the air (it is not airborne), so a person is not at risk for HIV infection when a person with acute HIV infection coughs.There is no evidence that HIV has ever been transmitted through fingering (even with hangnails).... Read more »

Can Coughing, Congestion, Aches, etc After Unprotected Anal Sex Be ARS?

Dear Dr Bob,Recently, I was involved in two risky encounters during which I had anal-insertive unprotected sex with another man. Two weeks ago, this occurred, and he went down on me as well, and I penetrated him for less than 5 minutes. The second...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, people are not "high risk;" unprotected sexual acts are! You report two risky unprotected anal-insertive encounters. These activities, your activities, are what are risky! It takes two to do the unsafe Hokey Pokey and you... Read more »

alleviating ARS symptoms

Hi Dr.Thanks a bushel for everything!I was wondering if one were to have true ARS, can antibiotics or over the counter medications help alleviate some of the symptoms such as fever, swollen lymph nodes and coughs? Can these also help swollen nodes...
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
Antibiotics will have no effect on the HIV virus during acute infection. Symptomatic relief can be obtained for symptoms by many over the counter meds.... Read more »
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