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Why ARS Symptoms Appear Late

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Ask the Experts

Is it possible to have no symptoms until it is too late?

My husband died a year and half ago after a late diagnosis of AIDS. I've tried a few support groups for grieving but people questioned my story because he died so quickly. I know it was AIDS because it's on his death certificate. I would call his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your husband's story is all too familiar. Yes, it is indeed possible to be essentially asymptomatic until a life-threatening opportunistic infection occurs and to succumb to that infection very quickly. In fact this was extremely common early... Read more »

When is it too late for ARVs?

Dear Dr YoungI have noticed that there is mostly information on when an HIV positive person can... Read more »

Late Symptoms

I have now donated twice to your foundation for your great work. I am hoping to get your opinion. ... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission and High Rates of Late Diagnoses Among Adults Aged 50 Years and Over

... The authors of the current study aimed to describe the epidemiology and impact of late HIV diagnosis among older adults and to estimate the age at which they became infected. The research team undertook comparative Read more »
The Body

Have You Done It Lately?

...HIV, have been affected by HIV, or work in the field. Pamela K. Santos Yes, you read right. Have you done it lately? Have you gotten tested for HIV lately? That's the topic for an upcoming Vox Pop video for MTV's Staying Alive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Fears Over Late HIV Diagnoses

... The United Kingdom recorded 7,298 new HIV diagnoses last year among people over age 15, and almost one-third tested late, the Health Protection Agency recently reported. An estimated 32 percent of diagnoses (n=2,310) were in people whose CD4... Read more »
Latino Commission on AIDS

On the Eve of World AIDS Day, the Latino Commission on AIDS Sounds the Alarm: Hispanic/Latinos Are Late Testers and Paying a Heavy Price

... On the Eve of World AIDS Day, the Latino Commission on AIDS Sounds the Alarm: Hispanic/Latinos Are Late Testers and Paying a Heavy Price November 30, 2009 Latinos account for 19.0% of people living with AIDS. Photo: Yanira Read more »
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Could it be ??? Sooo late?

Posted by Stresser, 4 Replies
...eyes, fatigue, fever, stuffy nose, and diarreah be hiv???? Should I test again? I mean I have tested twice already? Could I be a late seroconverter? Could both tests be wrong? I am distraught...... Read more »

Question about late ARS/AVS

Posted by redalert, 1 Reply
Is it possible to experience AVS/ARS symptoms 9 - 15 weeks after an unprotected sexual encounter with someone ? Basically, I had sex with a woman 17 weeks ago and have been worrying for about the last 7 weeks. I had an HIV test after 13 weeks which... Read more »

Too late to be ARS?

Posted by Anonymous
...symptoms if you do get them. If mine (all skin problems but still symptoms of ars) came at weeks 7-8, does it mean it's too late to be ARS? Read more »

late

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
if a person had symptoms at 10 weeks after exposure, and then they took a 13 week home access test (first gen.), if they were POZ, would that test pick it up? Read more »