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Worried.....ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I had sex with a prostitute approx 2 weeks ago. she performed oral on me and we had intercourse..no anal. I did use a condom for both occasions but I think..not sure..but I think she might have used oil based lubes.The condoms didnt tear. Now... Read more »

ARS with unilateral symptoms? or stress and worry?

Posted by nickywick, 1 Reply
Dr. Bob,
( or anyone who is versed in this stuff. Looking for a professional opinion please:)

The past month and a half has been very strange and I wanted to get some good opinions on here. I know ARS symptoms are unreliable and testing is the only... Read more »

ARS? Rash, Worry!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I want to tell you my experience and symptoms and see what you guys think. I am SO worried.

About 7 1/2 weeks ago I had a risky encounter, with a male of unknown status. I was the insertive partner of unprotected anal sex; however, I think another... Read more »

ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can ARS symptoms last more than a week or two? Could it go on for a few months? I've been having muscle aches, night sweats and swollen glands for the past few months but I haven't gotten to courage to go for a test yet. Unfortunately back in... Read more »

More ARS questions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to have ARS after 6 months?
I had soar/aching leg, arm, neck, etc at 10 months, but
the uncomfortable feelings only stayed minutes/seconds and then went away. When I had this body aching symptom for
a week, I decided to take a HIV... Read more »
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Worried if am having ARS symptons

I am a generally low risk gay male. However, nearly 8 months ago now I was the insertive top with a partner of unknown status. There is guilt associated because this partner was paid for. The condom broke and I was in there briefly during this time....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) manifest two to three weeks after exposure, not seven months later. A broken condom during insertive anal sex with a rent-a-stud does put you at some degree of risk for STDs,... 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 »

To worry or not to worry concerning ars

So a month or so ago I had sex with a man and tried anal for the first time. He put a latex condom on and some lubricant and then attempted to enter me which hurt and so I stopped it. He attempted to go in and I was sore but it was very quick. I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:It sounds like you effectively protected yourself against HIV. I would not be concerned. If your symptoms continue I would suggest a trip to your doctor to determine other possible causes. In health,Richard... Read more »

Body Aches

Hello Dr. Bob, I had a low risk heterosexual encounter (mutual masturbation, unprotected oral sex, and protected sex) about 2 months ago with a stranger who claims she always uses protection. About 5 weeks ago, I started experiencing body aches...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk is minimal at best. Your symptoms are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV ARS or seroconversion. Your negative HIV tests to date are encouraging. A three-month test will give you a conclusive answer.I agree a neurology... Read more »
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