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If I Have Ars Will I Have Blisters

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mouth blisters and ars

Posted by Anonymous
first off, this forum is really informative and a great place. i've posted several questions and having a hard time getting through to my six months test. i tested at 4 weeks and at 8 weeks and both were negative(elisa test). at 3 weeks i had some... Read more »

ARS statistics

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the most common symptom of ARS ? Is it fever, sore throat , enlarged lymph nodes, sweating???? What do the statistics say ?????

Is having a sore throat after possible exposure a sign of ARS???

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ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
After doing some research into ARS symptoms there seems to be some common ground. First of all, temperature and fatigue seem to be universally present. Very specific studies have found that almost 100% of people going through true ARS will have... Read more »

Chest rash & numb hands = ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had u/p vaginal sex with a unknown female, 5 weeks later I develop a sore throat and cold. A couple of night sweats and some pain in my groin nodes. My hands began going numb in my sleep waking me up. At 7-8 weeks I develop a rash on my chest... Read more »

Is this ars Symptom? did i pass the seroconversion

Posted by merci225, 3 Replies
I had sex with a girl. We kept contact, and couple of days, she contacted me saying that she was HIV + and that i had to test.

We were not under the unflence of any drugs. She gave me fellation and our genitals were rubing. I had body fluids on my... Read more »
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chichenpox = ARS??

Hi doctor bob!! hoping you are fine, let me describe my situation:three weeks ago i went to massage parlor and received protected oral sex from the girl, and also i finished inside her (with the condom on), in total, i was inside her no more that 15...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Sick,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break.Your symptoms are quite classic for chicken pox, not HIV. So chicken pox = chicken pox. Chicken pox does not equal... Read more »

Lesbian here...please help. seroconversion/ARS symptoms?

Dr. Bob you are such a wonderful man. I am so touched by your spirit. Can you help me understand the eary signs of HIV infection. I am lesbian who has had multiple partners. My oral activity is limited to non-insertive cunnlingus and anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your very kind comments! They are warmly appreciated.Your HIV-acquisition risk is extremely low. There have been no documented cases of HIV transmission/acquisition from rimming or getting rimmed (although other STDs can be... Read more »

COSTA RICA ARS BACK AGAIN!!

Hey hey doc,Hows it hanging?I hope all is well ..lolWell I dont know if you remember me but I asked you several questions last year I believe .I am back! I had unprotected sex on the 17th and had 3 more enocunters with the same person.Which I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Gambling Man,I'm somewhat surprised your back here again with the same worries about unprotected sex. Obviously you are indeed a gambling man. You'd like my input? OK. Here it is. Every time you have unprotected sex you are playing... Read more »

how soon can ARS symptoms appear

OK, I feel like a dope. I emailed you yesterday w/o fully checking through the archives. (You are a busy guy!) I found some encouraging posts, but want to clarify.Most of the info said that ARS takes at least a week or more to manifest symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Responding to your specific questions first:1.No.2.Not that I am aware of.3.The mind can play weird trick, yes! Rash can be caused by gazillions of things other than HIV!4.HIV-acquisition risk would be negligible to nonexistent.As for your... Read more »
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