Most People Infected With Hiv Experience Ars Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur (most peopleexperience only very minor symptoms, some peopleexperience none at all), are almost impossible to tell apart from symptoms you might get if you have another type of viral infection, such as the flu. Symptom ...
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ARS symptoms or lack of

I know that you are constantly bombarded by questions about ARS symptoms but I have a slightly different one. I know the only way to know your status for sure is to get an HIV test done. That being said, how encouraged should one be if they are 11...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your post. While the majority of people probably experience some symptoms during seroconversion, symptoms can be extremely mild in some cases and there may be 20% or more of individuals 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
...then subside...then swell again. TRUST ME! They are swollen! The vicious cycle just keeps repeating for months! Also, I have experienced discomfort in my armpit area- just away from armpit, closer to bicep. Are these signs of HIV? 3. Is an HIV... Read more »


From reading some of your answers, you indicated some HIV infected people do not experience ARS. I am wonder if some of these people might have ARS and went unnotice because some ARS symptoms are very similar to other common symptoms. What is your...
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
...Exactly. ARS is a "flu-like" syndrome. It mimics many other colds and flus we all experience. Thus people might not go to the doctor if they don't equate these symptoms in their own minds with a high risk exposure. And Read more »

Symptomatic HIV infection??

I am confused, according to Rick Sodowsky's timeline there are two times for symptoms to appear.. ARS and then when the HIV virus becomes AIDS. The time periods between the two is on the average 10 years, correct?? So is it UNUSUAL for a female 9...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The symptoms you are describing are not necessarily unusual for any person to experience. The symptoms you describe, looked at in isolation, could be matched up with symptoms peopleexperience when HIV infected, but Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Indian State Experience Limited Access to Second-Line Antiretrovirals

...for the treatment, adding that the government allocates 100,000 rupees -- or about $2,000 -- annually for each HIV-positive person in the state. According to GSACS, there are more than 8,000 HIV-positive people registered with the government who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Taking HAART Less Likely to Experience Brain Damage, Study Says

... HIV-positive people taking highly active antiretroviral therapy are less likely to experience brain damage associated with the virus, according to a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of the journal Neurology , Reuters Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in United Kingdom Experience Significant Decreases in Average Income as Result of Diagnosis, Report Says

...people in 2000 to 808 in 2002. Also, there has been a nearly 700% increase in the number of people applying for relief from personal debts incurred because of a loss of income as a result of their HIV status, according to the release... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

... Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Training and Experience Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? The Provider-Patient Relationship Help Your Provider Help You Availability Read more »