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Is Tonsillitis An Ars Symptom

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tonsilitis, high fever as potential ars at 7-8 weeks

Posted by mdguy1, 1 Reply
Hello all I posted a while back my partner was diagnosed as hiv positive and we did have a risky behavior. I was tested negative at 5 weeks and as I was starting to relax I had very bad body pains the last couple weeks, had for one night a 104 fever... Read more »

Tonsils

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is tonsil swelling just as bad as gland or lymph node swelling. My glands are not that swollen but my tonsils are hudge, along with all of the other ARS symptoms that I am having.
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Tonsils

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Sorry to do this...and i know it's not scientific but...

after seroconversion, how long did your tonsils stay swollen for?

It has been 3 weeks now. Please answer Read more »

tonsil infection, etc

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Have any of you people, shortly after the infection, in fact, even before antibodies are detectable (1 month-6 months) experienced an infection of the tonsils, with pus than then went away after 2 or 3 days, pain when swallowing food, a lot of mucus... 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 and Tonsils

Doctor I still have my tonsils would they be swollen if I was infected as one of my 2-4 week symptoms of possible exposure to the HIV virus ?...
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
Swollen tonsils can be a sign of many viral infections, and is not specific at all to HIV infection.MH... Read more »

Tonsillitis or ARS

Hello Robert,I will make a donation to your foundation asap since i really appreciate what you are doing and i found tones of good information in the previous posts. thank you!I know you said that only the elisa test after the 3months mark is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, HIV testing at the three-month mark is recommended."Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.... Read more »

Tonsil Infection for 6 months! ARS the catalyst? ( ready to donate )

Hiya Doc,Very, very concerned right now.... In March, 3 weeks after possible vaginal sex exposure, I came down with a very swollen tonsil on my right side and a fever for couple days. The sore, swollen tonsil never totally went away and has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your recent tonsil infection is not consistent with HIV ARS. As for the cause, it's most likely a bacterial or viral (non-HIV) infection. If it's responding to Augmentin, it's bacterial. Regarding the cause of tonsillitis, there... Read more »

ARS symptoms

Are inflamed tonsils the same as inflamed lymph nodes in your throat? During ARS can you have inflamed tonsils and not have inflamed lymph nodes in your throat with only maybe the right groin lymph node also inflamed? I ask this because I have not...
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
Although tonsils are lymphoid tissue, they are not lymph nodes per se. Most people have a "sore throat" (ie inflamed tonsils, if they still have them) with ARS. Most people will also have swollen lymph nodes in the neck. What you ask has... Read more »
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