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ARS symptoms possible at 3 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Was wondering if ARS symptoms are possible to occue at 3 months after a possible risky exposure. I'll quickly explain my situation. Had a one night stand with a girl I met at a bar. We did have protected sex but I recieved and gave unprotected oral.... Read more »

ARS SYMPTOMS, MAYBE? A LONG STORY FROM 7/26 POSTIN

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi There,
Here is the story. I was seeing someone for almost a year and back in Nov, we decided we wouldn't use protection because we were just seeing eachother. After our last encounter, a couple of days before feb 14 (unprotected), I decided I... Read more »

Can you have ARS symptoms but not have ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


I had symptoms of ARS infection...painful swollen neck glands, low grade fever, rash that lasted a month, clogged ears. My only risk factor is receiving a shot from a doctor 9 weeks before the symptoms showed themselves. Should I be tested? What... Read more »

AIDS symptoms in ARS? please help, goibng crazy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
The pain is unbearable that i always wake up at dawn at could not get back to sleep anymore. It started with weakness in both upper and lower extremities then after a while burning sensation on the dorsal area of the feet and arms appeared. It went... Read more »

ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can ARS symptoms last more than a week or two? Could it go on for a few months? I've been having muscle aches, night sweats and swollen glands for the past few months but I haven't gotten to courage to go for a test yet. Unfortunately back in... Read more »
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ARS symptoms after PEP

I study your forums most days now since my exposure and I find the information that you provide to be off great value to people like me in these situationsAbout 5 weeks ago I had protected vaginal sex with a CSW ladyboy, but the condom I used may...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,PEP doesn't affect the timing of ARS symptoms; and since people who are have HIV may or may not have symptoms, you really can't use your symptoms as an indicator of (or not) HIV.I generally don't recommend doing anything but HIV... Read more »

Still terrified about ARS symptoms.

Hi Dr. Bob, I wrote to you earlier "Very worried about ARS symptoms." and I would like to thank you for your quick response. I went to see my Dr. again 2 weeks after exposure because I was still very worried. He checked my tongue which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Your particular symptoms are much more consistent with anxiety than HIV.2. I would advise waiting until the three-month mark. Statistically the... Read more »

how soon can ARS symptoms appear

OK, I feel like a dope. I emailed you yesterday w/o fully checking through the archives. (You are a busy guy!) I found some encouraging posts, but want to clarify.Most of the info said that ARS takes at least a week or more to manifest symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Responding to your specific questions first:1.No.2.Not that I am aware of.3.The mind can play weird trick, yes! Rash can be caused by gazillions of things other than HIV!4.HIV-acquisition risk would be negligible to nonexistent.As for your... Read more »

at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as soon as i step foot off the plane in the usa. however, until then i am going absolutely crazy. the reason is that my neck has been pressured and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief, as I've answered many similar questions before. (Check the archives!)Your HIV risk is extremely low (unprotected oral, vaginal fingering with healing non-bleeding cut). Protected sex is indeed protected, assuming the... Read more »
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