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Is Weight Loss An Ars Symptom

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Weight Loss during ARS

Hello Dr. BobSorry to bother you but certainly needing your help. I had a low risk exposure about 2 month ago (oral receptive). Given the type of exposure I decided to stop worrying and move on (althought I had a couple of symptoms including...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi H.E.,Oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. Weight loss is generally not associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). You are correct: HIV-associated wasting syndrome is a later-stage phenomenon. To... Read more »

Marked Weight Loss during ARS

Thank you in advance for helping me sort out my dilemma. I had receptive oral sex with a man of... Read more »

About ARS (interesting question, I think) (NATURAL HISTORY) (ARS SYMPTOMS)

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ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual.

Thanks Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »

ARS symptoms:

Posted by Anonymous
This is not diagnostic, some people are asypmtomatic but...

In a Seattle study in which 46 patients with primary HIV infection were carefully evaluated, the 5 most common symptoms were fever (mean 38.9oC), sore throat, fatigue, myalgia, and weight... Read more »

Rapid Weight Loss

Posted by forgiveness1983, 1 Reply
Can someone explain to me about weight loss in ars weight loss.

In four months I have dropped a dress size without trying or dieting and I still eat normal. All my clothes are very baggy on me and usually I struggle to lose weight. Read more »