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Is Mono A Std

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Posted by Anonymous
I know alot of people talk about some "mysterious" disease that many people seem to acquire because they have all the symptoms, but still test negative to many STD's including HIV. You know, ARS is said to be similiar to mono. Perhaps in many... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Anyone with any experience, is it possible to test negative to a mono test but have active ebstein bar virus?

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ARS mono andflu-like?

Posted by Anonymous
I've been worried that I've been exhibiting symptoms of ARS until I read that they're flu or mono-like...which I've had both, and what I've been experiencing is like neither. So, either it's stress related/guilt related, or maybe I just mis-read... Read more »

Mononucleosis (Mono) = Glandular Fever

Posted by Sprite1
I've only just found out that this 'mono' of which people speak (in reference to the illness people probably more likely have than ARS most of the time) actually means 'Glandular Fever'. I've only ever known it as 'Glandular Fever' and was just... Read more »

mono symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Within the 6th week, I developed mono symptoms with a lot of mucous in the my sinusis.The first day I had joint pain but It did go on the second day. My fever ranged between 100.5 and 99.8 for 5 days. I had good appetite except for the first day. On... Read more »
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thought I had Mono

Dear Dr.I had a one night stand and didn't use a condom. The girl told me she had an std test two weeks prior. (it was negative) 4 -5 weeks afterwards I got very sick. I was very tired and had swollen glands. I also had a sore throat and white...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would suggest going to a local clinic where they do lots of HIV testing and receive counseling and get an HIV test. It is unlikely that you are HIV infected so that getting counseling and a negative test result will relieve your stress and then... Read more »

Could I have been misdiagnosed with mono?

In 1998 I had recently returned from Great Britain when I became extremely ill. I was extremely fatigued, had a fever and vomiting, as well as jaundice, irregular vaginal bleeding and swelling of the liver for more than a month. I went to the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Infectious mononucleosis is diagnosed through specific testing. I'm not in a position to tell you whether or not you were misdiagnosed; any questions about diagnosis should be directed to the appropriate physician.RMK... Read more »


I have mono ever since my last enconter 13 weeks ago and have done 5 elisa test,one at 5weeks,6 weeks,8 weeks,10 weeks and one at 12 weeks just want to know what kind of chance do i have to be hiv positive.I have had lymph nodes on one side of my...
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
I agree with your doctor.MH... Read more »

mono theraphy

What are your thoughts on mono theraphy?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
In general terms, I'm not a fan of monotherapy with our current HIV drugs. This statement is based on many early clinical trials that showed the inferiority of monotherapy compared with dual- or triple therapies. A big concern (and clinical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Relationships Between Perceived STD-Related Stigma, STD-Related Shame and STD Screening Among a Household Sample of Adolescents

Individuals' perceptions of STD-related stigma (negative societal attitudes toward STD infection) and expectations of STD-related shame (negative personal feelings) that would result from a positive test can be important barriers to STD testing.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling With Biannual STD Testing Reduces STD Incidence Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care

The researchers evaluated whether routine, twice-yearly STD testing, together with brief risk-reduction counseling, reduces STD incidence and high-risk behaviors. The SUN study is a prospective, observational HIV cohort study carried out in four US... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: STD Testing Campaign for Gay Men Under Way

Following last year's successful campaign to promote STD testing among gay men, a team of San Francisco health advocates is once again calling for a "spring cleaning" during the month of April. The drive is the brainchild of Castroguys, a group of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: State Health Officials Recommend Testing for STDs

The week of April 22 is designated Connecticut STD Testing Week, and state Department of Public Health officials are urging sexually active residents to get screened. One in four U.S. adults will have an STD at some point in their lifetime, said DPH... Read more »