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Can ARS Occur At 10 Weeks

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Quick Question - Can ARS clear & re-occur?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone,

Just a quick one. Is anyone aware of ARS symtpoms clearing and then recurring after a week?
It's just that I had symtpoms (sore throat, tiredness, low-grade temp and ANXIETY) 4 days after possible exposure (unprotected vaginal... Read more »

ARS at 8+ Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm sure I'm being paranoid but...8 weeks after my suspected exposure, I started experiencing...diarrhea...not severe, just looser than normal. At the same time, I started taking medication for high blood pressure that could be causing it but since... Read more »

tonsilitis, high fever as potential ars at 7-8 weeks

Posted by mdguy1, 1 Reply
Hello all I posted a while back my partner was diagnosed as hiv positive and we did have a risky behavior. I was tested negative at 5 weeks and as I was starting to relax I had very bad body pains the last couple weeks, had for one night a 104 fever... Read more »

can ars happen at 37 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can ars happen at 37 weeks?
i tested negative after a big scare at 37 weeks.
i now have the flu or so i think.
am seeing the dr today.
is it the flu or ars eventhough im negatve - coulds i have serocomverted at 37 weeks?
please answer.
i will post what... Read more »

ars symptoms at 13 weeks ???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
please answer.. i have tested hiv- at 7weeks.. but now at 13 weeks later i had a cold.. with aches in my legs..the aches have lingerd on for over a week now.. i am stressed and think i have every symtom imaginalbe.. can i have ars at 13 weeks.. and... Read more »
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Neurological symptoms/swollen glands....ARS?

Dr. Bob. How common are Neuro symptoms with ARS? How do they typically manifest? I had an unprotected sexual encounter about 5 months ago. About 7 weeks later I developed Neuro symptoms. I woke up Monday morning with numbness in my left leg only....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Can I offer some words of wisdom? Sure thing. STOP HAVING UNSAFE SEX!Neurological symptoms occur in approximately 12% of acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) cases. These symptoms include aseptic meningitis, meningoencephalitis, peripheral neuropathy,... Read more »

timing of ARS?

Hi Dr. Holodniy,How soon can ARS present itself? Most of the literature/information I've come across says it occurs 2-4 weeks after exposure (there is a latency period). In your expert opinion is this the case or do you feel it could happen...
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
We don't have accurate data. Most people come to medical attention when they have symptoms, or when they have had them for awhile.... Read more »

ARS & Recovery Period

Thank you very much for answering an earlier question. I have a follow up question. You said that ARS is generally 2 - 3 weeks in duration with a 2 - 4 week recovery period. I am now in week 5 from the onset of symptoms. I am very weak and tired...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As I've mentioned previously, ARS is extremely variable from person to person. Some folks have such mild symptoms they don't even notice them. Others wind up hospitalized. I recommend you talk to your HIV specialist. He should be able... 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 »
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