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Is Fatigue A Symptom Of Ars

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The Bottom Line Fatigue is a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated fatigue can make HIV disease progress faster. It can be very difficult to figure out the cause of fatigue. Several different factors can cause the same symptoms. Blood tests can identify some causes but not others. The more information you can give your health care provider, the easier it will be to determine what is causing your fatigue and how to treat it.
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Q's on ARS Fatigue

Hi Dr. Bob,First let me say I'm just enjoying your responses to some of the questions in here. I like the way you dispense helpful information in a friendly, lighthearted way!Now my questions.1. Of people who experience Acute Retroviral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Not Too Tired!Friendly and lighthearted? Yep, that's me. As for fatigue associated with the Acute Retroviral Syndrome, I can't give you an exact percentage. As with any virus - common cold, flu, measles, mumps, etc. - fatigue can... Read more »

fatigue in ARS

Hi,I have had a high risk encounter a month ago. I've basically gone through all the symptoms, and the one that affects me most is fatigue/malaise. I feel wierd, tired all the time, like I have zero energy. I find it very hard to get out of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You should really talk with your doctor about the fatigue that you are experiencing. I'm not sure what you identify as a high-risk encounter, but you shouldn't be attempting to determine what is going on with you on your own. You might... 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 »

Common ARS Symptoms?

Dear Doc,Is a mild sore throat and fatigue with no other symptoms 11 days after a moderate risk exposure consistent with your experience on primary hiv infection? Thanks,Denny...
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
These are very nonspecific and could be the results of many kinds of infections.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

ars symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i am the nine and a half week guy and
i was wondering what anyone thought about experiencing ars sypmtoms at like ten weeks after an exposure because now i am having a bout with fatigue and a constant low fever and some head aches
i had what seemed... Read more »

ARS symptoms? What are they like?

Posted by lpshrtr, 1 Reply
Most know what they are, but what are they like? How long is the fever? Are most of your lymph nodes swollen, or could it just be ones in your armpit for example? Is the body aches bad and noticeable or are they small? Are there any respitoary... Read more »