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Are Night Sweats An Ars Symptom

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Night Sweats Question ARS

Posted by needsupport2, 1 Reply
I'm wondering if anyone with HIV who's been through it can answer this question. I've read that ARS night sweats are almost always accompanied by fever. I've had no fever. What were your experiences? How profuse a sweat, was fever present.

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Night Sweats? Signs of ARS?

Posted by alex39, 3 Replies
Hi
I am a male and I did perform cunnilingus on a woman for few minutes. (No menstrual blood, and I have no sores or lesions in my mouth).
No Vaginal, No Anal.
9 days later I felt a little bit tired during the day and the same evening I got some chills... Read more »

Symptoms - Night Sweats

Posted by Freaked_Ben, 1 Reply
Are the sweats limited only to the nighttime? Can they be profuse sweating during the day?

Let me cover everything that is going on.

Had unprotected oral and protected vaginal intercourse on Sunday the 11th. Then on Saturday the 17th, had a sharp... Read more »

Define "night sweats" to me.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know an HIV symptom CAN be night sweats. Do these night sweats happen during ARS? After? And if so, how long after? A few months after infection? Years?
I know sweating in itself is common and could be from MANY different things. Just wondering... Read more »

Night Sweats

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. Did anyone experience night sweats after a possible exposure and then tested negative? Were the swetas mild, a little soaky, or drenching?

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Night Sweats

Dear Doctors,What is it about HIV that causes those darn drenching night sweats like the ones I had during ARS? Why are the drenching sweats so exclusive to HIV? I was infected in 7/98 and never had treatment. I have been noticing some mild sweats...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. I would wonder first if you are actually having fever with your sweats(get a thermometer and keep track -- the digital ones are easy to use). The interaction between HIV and your immune system causes the release of lots of powerful... Read more »

broken thermostat with night sweats

Dear Dr. Bob.... Seven weeks ago got wamboozled at a bar and received unprotected oral from risky partner...I've racked my brain senseless and pretty sure thats all that happened!!!...She was a biter although no skin was broken... For the sake...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tom,Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) symptoms, if they appear, usually are noted 2-4 weeks after transmission. The P24 antigen test has a wide range of sensitivity (30-90 percent) reported in various clinical trials. It is sometimes used as an... Read more »

PEP side-effects night-sweats

Dear Dr. Frascino,I recently discovered the body and am finding it very helpful in dealing with my situation. Last week I had a resk exposure to an HIV positive man. I was the insertive partner with a non-latex condom which broke about three minutes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dan,Most likely your night sweats are related to anxiety rather than to PEP or HIV ARS.Because you mentioned "non-latex condom," I should remind all readers that "natural" or "lambskin" condoms are effective in... Read more »

night sweats & joint pain

2 weeks after a possible exposure I developed ARS like symptoms which lasted about 2 weeks (swollen glands, sore throat, chest pain, fever, fatigue) although some symptoms have lasted 4 months now, (muscle and joint pain) I tested negative on Elisa...
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
By 15 weeks after exposure, > 99% of people infected with HIV will have a positive antibody test. Viral load tests would be positive as well. A negative viral load test now would rule out HIV infection. There is some relationship between high... Read more »
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