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Acute Retroviral Syndrome Symptoms

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Acute Retroviral Syndrome Symptom?

Hey Dr.My breasts feel kind of engorged. Could this be a symptom of ARS?I'm too embarassed t ask my real doctor!Sadie Sadie Married Lady who cheated on her hubby
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sadie, Your "real doctor?" Hmmm . . . Sadie dearie, I, too, am a real doctor! So you are concerned that your boobs feel engorged and wonder if that might be a sign of HIV? Hmmm . . . regular readers of this forum know that I frequently remind... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Syndrome Symptoms

...acute retroviral syndrome? - Are the differences in acute retroviral syndrome symptoms due to... Read more »

What else could it be besides Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

I performed oral sex on a man of unknown serostatus eight days ago. He was well-endowed (10 inches)... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Study May Shed Light on Acute Retroviral Syndrome

...Acute HIV infection, also referred to as Acute Retroviral Syndrome, is often characterized by high fevers, headache, myalgia (muscle pain), cutaneous rash and adenopathy (enlargement of lymph Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Zidovudine was approved by the FDA on March 19, 1987, with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children 3 months of age or older. This medicine... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...primarily used in the fixed dose combinations Combivir or Trizivir. Since the approval of other more convenient and safer antiretrovirals, the use of AZT in HAART therapy has decreased significantly. There is one time when AZT is still considered... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The... Read more »
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SEROCONVERTING QUESTIONS. ACUTE VIRAL SYNDROM

Posted by mobieorly123, 2 Replies
Im wondering if people that had symtoms when they first aquired HIV did you feel symtoms and could you list them Read more »

Meaning of Acute

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and not long lasting, as opposed to chronic, which means persisting. I hear a lot of people think they have "acute" retroviral syndrome when their symptoms last for weeks or months. They'll respond that their bodies are slow at producing... 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 »

my story

Posted by lily, 1 Reply
2 weeks after a possible exposure I woke up one morning with a bizarre ulceration on my right leg (calf) which took about 10 days to heal. After that a series of symptoms developed - fatigue for about a week followed by red itchy dots on my belly... Read more »