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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 »

ARS symptoms worrying

Posted by mustchange, 1 Reply
hi All
i need advice on my exposure, ulitmately calming myself down, im 31yrs old and tested neg after 6mths of last exposure at may 2012.
below is my story
Exposure 06/1/13: unprotected oral, protected insertive virginal with sex worker in massage... Read more »

ARS Symptoms Question

Posted by Anonymous

I was curious if ARS symptoms occur all at once or does someone feel ill at first with sore throat, then progress after few days into fever and body ache.. Thanks! Read more »

ars symptoms after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i had sex with a poz female. used protection but the condom ripped. i have been sick for a month now. had a cough the whole time. with ars, do the symptoms usuallt last so long? i have to assume that's what it is because i'm taking meds. and it will... Read more »

ars symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Okay, I slept with an HIV+ person (yes I used protection) but at my 7-8 week got a scratchy throat (i could swallow) dripping, sneezing then stuffy nose....and clogged ears. And at week 6 I had pain in groin and when I touched it it hurt I felt one... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Common ARS Symptoms?

Dear Doc,Is a mild sore throat and fatigue with no other symptoms 11 days after a moderate risk exposure consistent with your experience on primary hiv infection? Thanks,Denny...
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
These are very nonspecific and could be the results of many kinds of infections.... Read more »

Itchy throat after 2 days on PEP

I had an HIV high-risk sex behavior and the doctor prescribed pills that are made of Zidovudine and Lamivudine. I have taken 3 pills so far (1.5 days) and my throat has started to itch vehemently just like what happens in case of a severe cold. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Zivodine and lamivudine can cause lots of stomach/gut symptoms during first weeks though itchy throat would be unusual. Allergic reactions to those drugs are also unusual so likely due to something else but would keep prescribing clinic/doctor... Read more »

Help, please answer, ARS symptoms?

I had the following ARS symptoms after having genital to genital contact with a high-risk individual (prostitute.) 3 weeks later, I came down with what appears as a stomach flu with nausua, vomiting, diahrrea, fever, sore throat, and I noticed a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you didn't have insertive sex, then it is unlikely that your symptoms are related to HIV. Sexual transmission of HIV is only considered probable if a person has insertive or receptive anal, vaginal, or oral sex with an HIV infected person.... Read more »

Ars symptoms likely?

Right now I am a complete worried mess! It all began when I recently went abroad for a few days on holiday with friends. We got very drunk and at the end of the night I seem an African prostitute from Nigeria I think she said (if that helps...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I'm sorry, I am not qualified to answer transmission or medical questions. My specialty is benefits and workplace issues.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DNA Testing Method Can Identify Twice as Many Throat and Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections as Traditional Bacterial Culture

A new study shows that a more efficient STD screening method -- called a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) -- can detect at least twice as many oropharyngeal (throat) and rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia infections as a bacterial culture test,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Screening HIV-Positive Patients for TB in Resource-Poor Settings

The "[a]bsence of all of current cough, fever, night sweats, and weight loss can identify a subset of people living with HIV who have a very low probability of having TB disease," write the authors of a PLoS Medicine study that used individual... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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