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Acute Retroviral Syndrome

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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) and the sex was a bit rough as he battered my throat with his thrusts. Ultimately, I was too slow in pulling off his penis when he ejaculated and got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...muscle/joint aches and brief bout of the Hershey squirts -- these are certainly not diagnostic or even all that suggestive of HIV acute retroviral syndrome. There are gazillions of other conditions that can cause these very common symptoms,... Read more »

obsession with Acute Retroviral Syndrome

...comes from erroneously diagnosing what may seem to be Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS), and... Read more »

acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people... Read more »
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...illness that was not different in any way from the... Read more »
The Body PRO

Clinical, Viral, and Immunological Features of Primary Infection

... Clinical Features of Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) by Gender and Age. (Poster 413) Authored by P. Vanhems, B. Hirsche, D. A. Cooper, J. P. Routy, L. Corey, D. Baratin, have a more aggressive clinical course. This study evaluated the... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service


...most of the course of the disease when the CD4 count is 200-800/mm3. It is > 105 copies/ml or >100,000 copies/ml during the acute retroviral syndrome and during late stage disease. This should have said: The lowest detectable concentration... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Report on the First International Acute HIV Infection Conference

...apparently different results. Challenges for Identifying Acute Infection Probably 70% of people infected with HIV have an "acute retroviral syndrome," characterized by flu-like symptoms: fatigue, diffuse aches, swollen lymph glands in the... Read more »
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HIV acute viral syndrome on the 18th week

Posted by marinero, 1 Reply
...may 2009 which is the 18th week since possible exposure, i got 4 day fever, rashes,diarrhea and muscle pain,does acute viral syndrome can occur on the 18th week? could this be hiv symptoms? Read more »


Posted by babygirl30, 1 Reply
I have read alot of posts and many of them talk about ARV.What is that? Is it just another name for HIV? Read more »

This may sound like a dumb question but...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is ARS and what does it stand for? Thank You Read more »

+ test first time?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
how many people here tested + their first exposure? Read more »