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Can Ars Symptoms Be Mistaken For Something Else

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Symptoms Consistent with ARS...Is/Are There Such Thing/Things? (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2011)

Dear Dr. Bob,I know you have pointed out again and again that symptoms are extremely unreliable in diagnosing HIV/AIDS. Besides being a cold hard fact, it also helps to lighten up those reading this forum who are plagued by anxiety and guilt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The reason to get an HIV test is potential HIV exposure, not the presence or absence of symptoms. The take-home lesson is if you've put yourself at risk for HIV, you need an HIV test. It really is just that straightforward.Regarding a... Read more »

When do ARS symptoms generally start? What are the major symptoms of ARS?

Dear Dr. Bob,Thanks for the wonderful work that you do to help people everyday dealing with this... Read more »

ARS (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2010)

Dr. BobHey doc i noticed you tell alot of people there symptoms are not ars. What would a typical... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Man Mistakenly Told He Was HIV Positive Sues Laboratory

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, a Granite City, Ill., man is suing a medical laboratory for mistakenly informing him he was HIV-positive. Brett Bareford, 45, was wrongly informed he was HIV-positive after he submitted blood samples for testing during a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

Blood that tested positive for HIV or hepatitis was used in transfusions and to make blood products because of errors made by the Korea National Red Cross , officials from the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday, the Korea... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mistaken Assumptions and Missed Opportunities: Correlates of Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among Black and Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors of the current study sought to identify the correlates of being HIV-positive but unaware among black and Latino men who have sex with men. These men were compared with HIV-negative MSM in bivariate and multivariate analyses. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York Lawsuit: Hepatitis Patient Mistakenly Got HIV Medication

Liver transplant patient Gregory Rossini has filed suit against New York University Medical Center (NYUMC), claiming the hospital's pharmacy gave him medicine for HIV instead of hepatitis C. The $2 million lawsuit was filed in Manhattan's state... Read more »
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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 »

ARS =BAD Flu??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
When people say they have ARS, is it ALMOST ALWAYS a flu like illness? Something that couldn't be mistaken for a cold, sinus infection, upper respiratory infection, etc? AND is a fever almost always present? And a rash as well? I know this has... Read more »

HIV (Not ARS) Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
I was reading on this board about HIV symptoms which differ from ARS. It seems pretty cut and dry - ARS has the flu-like symptoms and seems pretty devastating (seems as though the symtoms - if you have them - are pretty obvious - though admittedly... Read more »

If you think you have ARS symptoms...Click Here

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I decided I would post the symptoms of stress instead of just a link.

Physical symptoms of Stress:

* sleep disturbances
* back, shoulder or neck pain
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* upset or acid stomach, cramps, heartburn, gas,... Read more »