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Dear Dr Bob,Thanks for your encouraging answer, I guess I was just looking for some hope. Reading on the boards I found one of your earlier replies:"As for your one main question about the duration of the ARS rash, perhaps the reason no one has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...welcome. Also please note the ARS rash description is very nonspecific and could apply to a wide variety of ailments other than HIV. Consequently my opinion and advice remain unchanged.Dr. Bob Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The interaction between HIV and syphilis is complex. (See below.)What you are describing may be a Jarish-Herxheimer reaction. This can occur when secondary Read more »

Shingles or something else?

Dr. Jackson,I had a quick question regarding shingles. I was recently diagnosed with shingles, however the doctor was not 100 sure and said it could be something else (did not take a culture). I am concerned because I've read shingles can be...
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Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Shingles can occur in individuals who are less than 40 years of age and not HIV infected. The total duration of the rash is typically 7-10 days and can be confined to a unilateral dermatome. BJ Read more »

ARS - duration?

Hello Ryan,My question is regarding the Acute retroviral syndrome. Do the symptoms of ARS (fever,myalgia,rash,fatigue)etc. usually all come on together when ARS happens, or could there be weekly or monthly gaps between each individual symptom. I...
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Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...According to one source, symptoms related to acute HIV infection can last anywhere from 3 days to 10 weeks, but the usual duration of symptoms is less than 14 days (Schacker T, Collier Read more »
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How long does ARS rash last?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I'm just wondering for those who have experienced ARS, how long did the rash last? I had a rash for over 4 weeks. Also for those who experienced ARS, was your fever high grade or low grade? my risk factor Read more »

Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected anal, rimming, a lot of deep kissing, saliva on ass, etc.) How long do... Read more »

chest rash

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rashes that come and go for 3 months now. no pain or itching and they only last about half an hour. someone told me that its not HIV because if you get a rash (during ARS ?) it only lasts for a few days to weeks then disappers for good. i've had... Read more »

Percent of HIV symptoms

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...Signs and symptoms After an incubation period of a few days to a few weeks after exposure to HIV, most infected individuals present with an acute flu-like illness. Acute HIV-1 infection is a very heterogeneous syndrome and Read more »