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ARS symptoms worrying

Posted by mustchange, 1 Reply
hi All
i need advice on my exposure, ulitmately calming myself down, im 31yrs old and tested neg after 6mths of last exposure at may 2012.
below is my story
Exposure 06/1/13: unprotected oral, protected insertive virginal with sex worker in massage... Read more »

Just a cold or ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I might be way out ot my mind. I just finished 19 1/2 weeks of worrying hell. I tested negative after receiving a blowjob. I was just about to close the drawer of anxiety and throw away the key untill.....

I woke up this morning with a very bad... Read more »

Is a Cold or Flu more simular to ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I know ARS has been said to mimic the flu, or mono. Some people use Cold and Flu interchangably. Recently I had a pretty serious cold with all the classis symptoms. I was extrememly congested, tired, and had a seriuos sore throat. After... Read more »

follow for worried like u about ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
the cough is not dry during the day but at night it is dry. it has been almost 8 weeks since exposure. i took a 25 day elisa negative and a 28 day pcr negative. this cough/cold started seven weeks after exposure. so i am hoping i did not get... Read more »

Is this ARS or am I a worried well?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In July I had protected sexual contacts with three female pros in Germany. With the first two, the condom stayed completely on. With the third, the condom slid about a third of the way off the shaft, but the urethra was still covered.

I suffered a... Read more »
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cold feet

Dear Doctor,Are ice-cold feet the sign of neuropathy. I seem to get pins and needles in my feet and hands when I sleep, but my feet are cold all day long.Other symptons include stiff neck, sollen lymphs in the neck (behind the ear and jaw), mainly...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This doesn't sound like peripheral neuropathy or HIV to me. If you're worried enough, get tested. There's no substitute for knowledge.... Read more »

Very worried about ARS symptoms.

Hello Dr. BobAbout 10 days ago I had sex with a "masseuse." I was careful to continue checking the condom, but it broke. I pulled out right away, I may have been in for approximately 10-30 seconds max. I also had about 30 seconds of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,All negative HIV tests can be considered encouraging. However, as you undoubtedly realize, a one-week test is way, way, way too early to be considered very helpful. It is essentially a baseline test.ARS symptoms vary considerably from person... Read more »

PLEASE POST! Woo-hoo to the worried well, from someone with nearly EVERY single ARS symptom out there.

This letter goes to all of you (yes, you) worried wells out there frantically googling your symptoms. I know who you are. I am one of you. Or at least I was, until today.I had unprotected sex with a friend five times three months ago. He's a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:This is GREAT! Thank you for sending this in. It is true. The mind is a very powerful thing. The mind, combined in an internet search engine can wreak havoc on just about anyone.I'm glad that everything worked out.In health,Richard... Read more »

To worry or not to worry concerning ars

So a month or so ago I had sex with a man and tried anal for the first time. He put a latex condom on and some lubricant and then attempted to enter me which hurt and so I stopped it. He attempted to go in and I was sore but it was very quick. I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:It sounds like you effectively protected yourself against HIV. I would not be concerned. If your symptoms continue I would suggest a trip to your doctor to determine other possible causes. In health,Richard... Read more »
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