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Is Sore Throat An Ars Symptom

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White Coating+sore throat+cough=ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 2 weeks today since exposure. I've been coughing and had a mild sore throat for the past week (dry cough). This morning woke up with white coating which rubbed off, but came back tonight. ARS? Read more »

sore throat?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Should I be worried if I developed pain with swallowing about 8 weeks after a sexual encounter? (Insertive oral, partner status unknown, but presumed negative...). After a week this turned into a regular common cold, and then I felt fine 3 days... Read more »

sore throat 3-4 days after

Posted by Anonymous
Just a quick question for anyone who knows. I gave head to another guy on 7/4 and came down with a sore throat on 7/7-7/9. Do symptoms of ARS normally show up that quickly, or does it take 2-4 weeks. Also, this is the only symptom, no others.
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Sore throat for almost 3 weeks!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've had a sore throat for almost 3 weeks now. I was given biaxin because they said it was a sinus infection. It did help, but now I've taken all there was of that prescription, and my sore throat is back!!!!!
Is this a bad "sign"?? Or do the ARS... Read more »

Sore throat

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After a long period of oral sex on a female, the following occured: 3 weeks to the day a sore throat that lasted 2-3 days, a cough w/post nasal drip that lasted 5-6 days. No fever, nodes, rash, etc. Is this consistent with ARS symptoms? Thanks.

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Sore Throat?

Hi Dr, can isolate sore throat (the only symptom) be a sign of HIV ARS? Thanks....
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
NO.MH... Read more »

spreading ars symptoms possible?

There is this question that is bugging me and I would like an answer if possible. Thanks in advance for eading this at least.My question is, if someone is actually undergoing seroconversion and is showing symptoms such as sorethroats and snuffy...
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
HIV is not spread by droplet or aerosol like common cold viruses.... Read more »

sore throat

I have had many minor ars symptoms (most after my testing)and am the one who got tested at 3 weeks with p24 antigen and pcr which came back negative, but fear that hiv wasn't present in high enough detectable levels for the pcr due to acquiring...
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 am not sure what slow seroconversion is. The original tests may have indeed been too early. You need to be retested.MH... Read more »

one day sore throat with swollen lymph nodes

Hi I am a male who had protected vaginal sex and received unprotected oral sex from a sex worker in Taiwan a bit more than 7 weeks ago. I woke up yesterday with a mild sore throat which worsen until the night. I noticed swollen lymph nodes on my...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I agree with you that the risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. If you are concerned, I would get tested. By 7 weeks standard antibody tests will be relatively accurate. 7 weeks out would be late for ARS. take care,LHW... Read more »
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