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After ARS When Do Symptoms Occur

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Can you have ARS symptoms but not have ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I had symptoms of ARS infection...painful swollen neck glands, low grade fever, rash that lasted a month, clogged ears. My only risk factor is receiving a shot from a doctor 9 weeks before the symptoms showed themselves. Should I be tested? What... Read more »

Question about ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do ARS symptoms have to occur at the same time or can they happen one after another?

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ARS Symptoms Question

Posted by Anonymous

I was curious if ARS symptoms occur all at once or does someone feel ill at first with sore throat, then progress after few days into fever and body ache.. Thanks! Read more »

ARS symptoms don't linger

Posted by Malk, 1 Reply
Izzabella posted thatt we now know that symptoms don't linger. Does that mean that they dont last for longer then a few weeks or that they do not keep coming back? I have stomach/bowel problems for 16 weeks now and what appears to be folliculitis. I... 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 »
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one liner on ARS symptoms & SEROCONVERSION

Hello Doc,Do ARS symptoms and seroconversion occur together or does seroconversion follow ARS symptoms ?Merci....
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
It can be together, or serocoversion can follow.... Read more »

Viral Load and ARS symptoms

Dr. Bob, Is it possible that having an HIV exposure with an individual who has a high viral load could cause ARS symptoms to occur within 2-3 days after exposure? I am certainly aware that ARS will vary for everyone, so I guess I'm asking what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, in my experience, two-three days is too early to experience HIV ARS symptoms, no matter what the source patient's viral load happens to be.My work is "precious?" Hmmm . . . OK, I never thought of it that way, but OK,... Read more »

ARS Symptoms But Neg Test

Hi Doc,Im 4 weeks out of a pep course and have had night sweats every night now for 2 weeks and yesterday I came out with a huge cold sore.I had a HIV test last week whilst all this was happening and it showed up neg (it should have been at the 6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While it is true that by the time most HIV-infected folks experience acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms they will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood, I agree you won't be definitively and conclusively negative... Read more »

Symptoms of ars 2 days after exposure?

I had vaginal intercourse with a married man I met off the internet. We used a condom but unfortunately there was a major condom blow out. He said I was the only woman he had had sex with but I don't believe it now. He said he was drug and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiUnfortunately with the condom breaking you put yourself at risk for all of the STI's which includes HIV. Yes it is too soon for symptoms to show up for HIV but not too soon for the other STI's. Also you could just have come down with... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Arkansas School Official: Kids Kicked Out Because of HIV "Risk" to Others

The Disability Rights Center of Arkansas reported that the Pea Ridge School District has notified the foster parents of three school-aged siblings that the students could not attend school until the foster parents provided documentation that they... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Arkansas Group Launches $150,000 Grant Program for Community HIV/AIDS Advocacy Groups

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission has designed a new grant program aimed at fighting HIV/AIDS among minority populations at a local level, the group announced Wednesday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. The commission will begin... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Aging With HIV

Several of the physical symptoms and illnesses related to HIV disease and its treatment -- such as fatigue, weight changes, memory loss, depression, and atherosclerosis -- mimic typical age-related health problems. It is estimated that at least 10%... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk Behavior Among Patients With Co-occurring Bipolar and Substance Use Disorders: Associations With Mania and Drug Abuse

The researchers note that bipolar and substance use disorders often co-occur, and "both are associated with impulsivity, impaired judgment and risk-taking." In this study, the team set out to describe the rates of HIV sexual and drug risk behaviors... Read more »