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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 »

ARS symptoms?-SCARED

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help...I had a risky exposure 4 weeks ago. After 2 weeks I developed the flu like symptoms but the fever only lasted a day. I then developed a horrific chest cold & mucous run.

2 weeks later I got a small rash under my right armpit &... Read more »

ARS symptoms and the correlation to seroconversion and window period? more responses please

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
So i had unprotected oral, protected vaginal and 15 seconds of unprotected vaginal sex with a possible sex worker. IDK. Thought i was experiencing ARS symptoms all 4 weeks post exposure. Night sweats on three different occasions, diareaha for a... Read more »

If you think you have ARS symptoms...Click Here

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I decided I would post the symptoms of stress instead of just a link.

Physical symptoms of Stress:

* sleep disturbances
* back, shoulder or neck pain
* tension or migraine headaches
* upset or acid stomach, cramps, heartburn, gas,... Read more »

low risk activity, ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
On February 5th, I received oral sex from a girl of unknown status. I've found out later through friends that she is an IV drug user and has had sex with A LOT of men. I wrote about my situation to one of the experts but have not heard a response,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

ARS Symptoms

Eight weeks ago I had a high risk exposure (sexual assault). Four weeks after the encounter I began to have cold sores in my mouth, and a sunburn-like feeling on my chest and back. I had a few red bumps also. After about a week of these symptoms I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Your physician was right: if your symptoms were in any way related to recent HIV infection, you would have had a significant amount of virus and antibodies to be detected on those tests. Your symptoms should not be related to HIV. Sexual assault... Read more »

HIV - possible ARS symptoms at 5 days.

Hello Erik.i'm 22 year old gay male.I had receptive anal sex with a guy from my university but the condom broke during intercourse.On the fourth day since possible transmission I developed a light soar throat and a cold. By the fifth day, I...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It sounds like you're taking the steps you need to in order to learn what your status is. I understand. The waiting can be the hardest part.Symptoms are really tricky though. The direct answer to your question is yes,... Read more »
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The Well Project

Stress Management and HIV

Table of Contents Stress and HIV Signs of Stress Common Causes of Stress How to Decrease Stress Depression Other Tips for Reducing Stress Stress and HIV Everyone deals with a certain amount of stress every day. But if you are... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Special Edition of Medicine Chest: Detection and Treatment of Depression

Depression is not unique to any individual or group. Depression can affect the mind, body, mood and behavior of anyone. As in the general population, some HIV-positive patients are at higher risk for clinical depression. Patients with a previous... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lax Drug Care Fortifying HIV, TB?

At the recent annual conference of the American College of Chest Physicians in Salt Lake City, an infectious-disease expert warned that greater global access to HIV and tuberculosis medicines must be accompanied by treatment plans that ensure strict... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact... Read more »