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ARS/HIV and CBC - ?????

Posted by Anonymous
I know that HIV test is needed to tell whether someone is really infected. However, my question is this. If somebody has what he thinks are symptoms of HIV due to a 2.5 month old exposure, would this have any bearing on his CBC (complete blood... Read more »

Ars and HIV Testing

Posted by greatday77
Good day. I have a question for you . I recently have taken an vlood hiv test called (icare) Which is usaid approver Is this a lagit test? I have has no ARS possible esxposure back in july/ Any help would be great. Im now inactive seuxal. Andy... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had shingles about a month after a sexual experience. I also had other ars symptoms along with really dark urine. I have tested 3 times for Hep and Hiv- 1 month 6.5 weeks and 9 weeks- all negaitive. My Doc seems sure I have nothing to worry... Read more »

Concerned of ARS and HIV expose

Posted by Explorer3235, 4 Replies
I had protective condom safe sex penis vaginal insertive (I am the male).

On the 10th day after the possiable HIV expose I started having stiff leg muscles, then pain in my right thigh. This lasted for about (4) days then went away.

On the (14th)... Read more »

ARS from non HIV retroviruses?

Posted by bobarama
can you get ars, sexually or through blood transfusion, from retroviruses other than HIV? Read more »
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very scared - ARS ? Hiv risk ?

On the 25th of april , I had a 2 minute handjob done by a prostitute. Her hands didnt have any blood/cuts nor did my penis and the area around it have any. It was a 2 minute incident - with the first minute being just rubbing on top of my underwear...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your questions, here are the responses in order:1) No. Not a possible exposure at all.2) There is no possibility from what you're describing.3) The symptoms are not related to HIV, since you didn't have risk to get HIV4) If you... Read more »

ARS and HIV Testing

Thanks so much in advance for taking my question. I have been freaking out since an exposure to a risky situation 3 1/2 weeks ago. I had protected vaginal sex with a CSW. About 1 week and a half ago I started exhibiting really strong ARS symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive or conclusive. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. If your walk on the wild side with the Naughty... Read more »

Protected Intercourse + No ARS symptoms = HIV free???

Dear Dr. Bob, First off, great site and you rock like a hurricane!!! Anyway, I am a 26 year old heterosexual male. I had protected vaginal intercourse and protected insertive oral intercourse only with a female sex worker on April 6, 2003....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Curious George,Do hurricanes rock? I thought they were just big bags of wind!?!?You had "protected vaginal intercourse and protected insertive oral intercourse only with a female sex worker". Assuming the condom was used correctly (as... Read more »

RNA/PCR -neg but ARS persists. HIV 2 possible?

I had a negative ELISA test at 6 month mark. I was not convinced of negative status. Had all the symptoms of ARS, most notably I still have palpable lymph nodes on left side of my neck, a cluster of 5 the size of ~1cm. And also having many skin...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The standard HIV ELISA test looks for antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2. So, if negative, you are negative for both. You do not have HIV. Plain and simple. Your testing is negative for antibodies (which you should shave no trouble making) and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

amfAR National HIV/AIDS Update Conference Focuses Attention on Epidemic Among Minorities, Women

The American Foundation for AIDS Research in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday began its four-day, 17th annual National HIV/AIDS Update Conference , which aims to focus attention on the epidemic among African Americans, Latinos, and women and girls,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

GlaxoSmithKline, AmfAR Form Pact to Optimize HIV Treatment in Asia

GlaxoSmithKline and amfAR on Thursday announced a project to improve the quality and accessibility of health care for HIV-positive infants and children in Asia. The partners created the two-year, $2 million initiative to produce clinical evidence... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

New Round of amfAR MSM Awards Supports Grassroots HIV/AIDS Groups in Six African Countries

New York, N.Y. -- While the estimated prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Liberia appears low compared to many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the infection rate is nonetheless of epidemic proportions and is potentially rising. Beyond that, little is... Read more »

Youth, New Media, and HIV/AIDS: amfAR Congressional Briefing

Lynne Mofenson, NIH , Margarita Figueroa-Gonzalez, HRSA , & Miguel Gomez, . Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in a Congressional briefing sponsored by amfAR , HIV/AIDS and Youth: Moving Toward an HIV-Free Generation .... Read more »