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If I Have Ars Will I Have Cold Hands

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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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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 »

Cold hands/feet numbness in periphery

I have HIV, my hands and feet get very cold and start aching. My capillary refill time is within 2 sec. i have 2+ pedal pulses. but my feet and hands are freezing. I've also noticed that when i am sleeping i can not stay in more than one...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Sounds like it's time for a check-up to see what is going on. Your symptoms could be the result of many medical conditions, although are unlikely to be the result of HIV infection alone.... Read more »

Cold hands & feet with Neurontin

Last month I increased my dose of Neurontin from 300mg (3xdaily) to 600mg (3xdaily). I'm experiencing colder than usual hands and feet. Is this a side effect from the increased Neurontin and are there other alternatives? Thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is hard to answer that question without details regarding such issues as your HIV status, HIV meds, whether you smoke, age, whether cold temperatures aggravate the condition, etc. Neurontin by itseld doesn't usually cause the feet/hands to... 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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