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If I Have Ars Will I Have Diarrhea

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Diarrhea

Some other products that are usually sold to treat constipation can also help with diarrhea. These products contain "soluble" fiber that adds bulk and absorbs water. This includes products like Metamucil, Citrucel, or other products that contain psyllium. 3. Alternative Therapies for Diarrhea: Acidophilus capsules (which contain helpful bacteria) can help restore normal digestion, especially when you are taking antibiotics. Some types of...
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When do ARS symptoms generally start? What are the major symptoms of ARS?

Dear Dr. Bob,Thanks for the wonderful work that you do to help people everyday dealing with this deadly disease. I am a health teacher and I want to see if you can provide me some professional knowledge on two questions.1. When do ARS symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Health Teacher,The information you desire was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. BobARS (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2010) Mar 11, 2010Dr. BobHey doc i noticed you tell alot of people there symptoms are not ars. What would a typical ars... Read more »

ARS (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2010)

Dr. BobHey doc i noticed you tell alot of people there symptoms are not ars. What would a typical ars look like. I know its variable.Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is a QTND (question that never dies) with an ATNC (answer that never changes). See below.Dr. BobWhat exactly are the symptoms of ARS? Nov 15, 2005Dr. Bob,Hi there. I've been reading through many of the postings in this forum. Most of... Read more »

About ARS (interesting question, I think) (NATURAL HISTORY) (ARS SYMPTOMS)

Hello Doc, first of all thank you very much for all your help. I have donated to your foundation and I must say Thank You.My question is: when do ARS symptoms usually appear? Is it possible to have symptoms (ARS) after 12 weeks and having tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Interesting question??? Yes, and like so many other interesting questions your answer was awaiting your double click in the archives. See below.Dr. BobDormant virus (NATURAL HISTORY)Feb 10, 2007 Dr. Frascino, I am a HIV health educater and feel I... Read more »

The Big D and ARS

Mr. KullI've heard differing opinions and wanted to get yours. Is diarrhea often part of ARS, or does it usually happen later in the course?Thanks....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
According to one study of 206 patients experiencing acute retroviral syndrome -- the flu-like symptoms someone experiences when they are becoming HIV antibody positive -- 32% experienced diarrhea. Another study did not demonstrate that diarrhea was... Read more »
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Risk assessment + ARS + 4 week test

Posted by GreatEscape, 1 Reply
Here's my story:

Because of some persistent diarrhea, I had myself tested FOUR WEEKS after my LAST possible exposure to the virus (oral receptive for about two minutes, no ejaculation, presence precum unknown, insertive partner's status unknown)... Read more »

ars question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what are the symptoms for acute retoviral syndrome ?


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ARS at 8+ Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm sure I'm being paranoid but...8 weeks after my suspected exposure, I started experiencing...diarrhea...not severe, just looser than normal. At the same time, I started taking medication for high blood pressure that could be causing it but since... Read more »

Morning diarrhea and other issues.. a sign?

Posted by worried_dude, 2 Replies
Right, so here is what happened.

About 10 weeks back, whilst on holiday, I had sex with a sex worker. At the end of the session, I withdrew and was shocked to see that the condom had totally slipped off; it was inside the girl. I immediately washed... Read more »