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How Many People Get ARS

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Dr. Young, why don't some people get ARS?

Dr. Young: why is there some people who do not experience ARS? Is it they do not recall having it or it just never happens to them?Thanks for your reply....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Great question, unfortunately there is not great data on the variation of symptoms that people experience during ARS. We do know much about persons who, for a variety of reasons seek medical attention (usually because of symptoms)-- however, as for... Read more »

Do people automatically test positive after ARS symptoms?

Seven weeks ago I made a stupid decision and had unprotected insertive anal intercourse with... Read more »

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

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been reading and find that not all people have symptoms 2-4 weeks after a possible exposure
to HIV .

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Most people on this board say ars occurs no sooner then 2-4wks after exposure. On the John Hopkins Q&A patient forum a person has symptons 3 days after anal sex.Has anyone heard of ars symptons this soon

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ARS question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I keep reading posts about individuals who feel as though they are undergoing ARS symptoms. Does anyone know the percentage of people who have ARS symptoms? I sometimes read 30 to 75 percent. The 40 percent difference defintely would make a... Read more »

ARS or not

Posted by Anonymous
Guys please don't laugh at me but I realize that not everyone gets ARS. However do people who become HIV infected get any other symtoms apart from ARS in the early stages. Or do they get ARS or noting early on??

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