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If I Have Ars Will I Have Tiredness

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ARS for more than month???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have all symptoms for more than one month after my risk (flu, headache, troughtache, fatigue, lymph problems, fever, trush and more). A friend told me that ARS are normally 10 to 14 days, and almost never more than just that and then you feel fine... Read more »

mono and ars question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
last year i had extreme extreme fatigue and 1 day of fever and typical flue like symptoms, they went away in a day however the fatigue lasted about a month and a half!! i went to the doctor for mono but he said that it wasnt mono after a standard... Read more »

fatigue ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
When people refer to fatigue as an ARS, is it a fatigue to the point where someone does not have any strength to carry out activities and a general feeling of weekness to the point of exhaustion or would a general feeling of always being sleepy with... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do all the symptoms of ARS come at once or are they spread out. Can I be nauseous and fatigued 1 week then 2 weeks later get a rash and flu like symptoms? Read more »

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 »
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ARS fatigue & anxiety fatigue

Hi, Doc Bob -Are there any differences between the ARS fatique and the anxiety, stress fatigue, such as the ARS fatique is very tired and the anxiety stress fatique is just a little tired? Thanks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,And just how would you define "very tired" versus "just a little tired?" Certainly people can feel fatigued during an acute retroviral syndrome (ARS), just as they would with any acute viral illness like the flu or common... Read more »

More ARS...Please help

Doc,I've been observing quite a bit symptom going on my body since my last exposure. The question I want to ask here are:1.Do fatigue and weakness linger on after ARS period?2. How long muscle pain as well as joints pain last for after the...
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
1. Possibly2.Days to weeks.3.Yes, with many illnesses4.No.5.Yes, but it is not definitive.... Read more »

PEP effect on ARS

"resubmitted from the Fatigue and Anemia Forum."Dr. Bob - First, thank you so much for just being there to answer these questions. I had a high risk exposure recently (receptive anal sex without ejaculation) and am now on day 19 of PEP...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Glad your question found the correct forum.1.Yes, not ejaculating would decrease the transmission risk. Similarly, having an undetectable viral load would also decrease transmission risk. And of course, a thin piece of latex can bloc HIV... Read more »

Low exp. risk vs. ARS symptoms

Dear Doctor Bob, I didn't see this question answered elsewhere, tho I'm sure others have had similar. I'm concerned -- freaking out, to be exact -- over recent signs of ARS/seroconversion. I didn't even know what those things...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sleepless in 3 Continents,From your description of your foreign affairs (so to speak), I would agree your mattress mambos followed all safer sex guidelines. I agree: you did not venture anywhere near "unsafe!" And since you "had... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange


Fatigue (tiredness, weakness or a lack of energy) -- crawling out of bed feeling like you've been hit by a truck and going downhill from there -- can be caused by many HAART combinations. Just taking all those drugs seems to wear some people's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Argentina: Study Finds Most Women Get HIV From Long-Term Partners

Most women -- 73 percent -- diagnosed as HIV-positive in Argentina within the last two years were infected through unprotected sex with a stable partner, according to preliminary results of a new study. The "Study of Recently Diagnosed Women" was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: Shelter Accused of HIV Eviction

In a complaint presented Friday to the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, a homeless man says he was evicted from a Little Rock shelter because he has HIV. The complaint says Our House, which receives federal funds and provides long-term housing and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) by State

Alabama 800-228-0469 Alaska 907-263-2050 Arizona 602-230-5838 Arkansas 501-661-2466 California 888-311-7632 Colorado 800-858-2437 Connecticut 800-238-2503 Delaware 302-739-3032 Dist. of Columbia 202-727-2500 ext. 9604... Read more »