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If I Have Ars Will I Have Chest Cold

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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 »

common cold vs. ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can the common cold be confused with ars ?

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Is ARS like the Cold or Flu?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does ARS seem more like a cold or the flu? Usually with the flu you feel sick and nausions. With a cold you dont usually feel too bad, just usually a sore throat but the main thing is you are really congested. With ARS is it common to be... Read more »

ARS? Cold/Flu

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If someone has a cold and is coughing, dripping nose all that stuff--that's not related to ARS, is it? seems like everyone says ars is more like the flu, right?

this is a very serious question and i hope someone can ease my mind here. i got no... 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 »
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ARS and antibiotics

Hi there,I have written a few questions to you but without any answer but I can fully understand that maybe my question has already been answered and that other people have more valid questions etc etc etc Anyway here is my question, If I was on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Amoxicillin is an antibacterial medication and has no effect on viruses. Antibacterial antibiotics, including amoxicillin, do not affect HIV ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) symptoms, because those symptoms are virally induced.Dr. Bob... Read more »

ARS Early Symptoms - thank you and testing

Dr. Bob:Thanks for your last post as I was fully not expecting it and your patience in dealing with my daily rants and raves. As I mentioned before, I was doing it more as a way to get it off my chest then asking questions or expecting you to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Friendly Neighborhood Train Wreck,Here are the parts of your post I agree with most:"I think I have lots of issues going on, and this (these) incident(s) have magnified everything to an nth degree . . . ." (Actually, I think you have... Read more »

Common Cold and ARS in infants

DoctorIs a running nose , cough , cold and presence of phlegm a symptom of ARS or early HIV infection in a 4 month old baby? Is common cold in infants and babies HIV related at all??What are the symptoms of HIV in babies ?Thanks...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Upper respiratory infections are very common in young infants and are not an indication of HIV infection; JLS.... Read more »

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 »
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