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Nerve Pain Associated With ARS

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medical Marijuana Might Reduce Nerve Pain Among People Living With HIV/AIDS, Study Says

Medical marijuana might reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage, among people living with HIV/AIDS, according to a study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the journal Neurology , the Washington Post reports (Weiss, ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Metabolic Complications Associated With HIV Disease

Also see parts one , two and four . HIV treatment has shown remarkable results starting in 1995 by lowering the death rate, decreasing hospitalizations and lengthening people's lives. But around 1997, following the respite from the years of AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Americans Can Afford to Invest More in Global Health, Says amfAR Vice President

"Based on the costs associated with various health commodities and programs, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has estimated that the average U.S. taxpayer's global health contribution" -- about $14 -- "enables the delivery of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What is the best medication for treatment of severe pain associated with HIV/AIDS

I have been on hydrocodone 10mg/325 (tylenol)for several years. My fear is that all the Tylenol that I am ingesting nearly 3230 mg of Tylenol with Hydrocodone to simply be able to get out of bed in the morning due to severe back pain as well as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are numerous meds including other narcotics (long acting forms often better), nerve type meds (such as gabpentin), CNS type adjuvants (such as lorazepam or amitryptiline), NSAIDs (like naproxen), acupunture, physical therapy and other... Read more »

Back Pain and ARS

I'm hopeing you'll have time to answer this one, I'm the one who asked about infection symptoms after having surgery. My exposure was with a prostitute in Bangkok on Jan 20 99, I had no symptoms until two days after a hernia surgery...
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
Symptoms around seroconversion can vary between people. There is no one set of symptoms that all infected people have. Fever with back/shoulder pain could be in the mix, but not usually as isolated symptoms in the face of a negative ELISA at 8... Read more »

Is it pain or swellin of glands during ARS ... and survival of of hiv once it leaves the body?

Dear Ryan,I am sure you have been asked this before, and I tried to look for answers in the posted messages but I couldnt find any, so I thought Id ask again. Your answer is greatly appreciated.Within days after a mutual masturbation with another...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The bottom line is that there is no evidence that people get infected when engaging in mutual masturbation. This means that your symptoms are not likely to be associated to HIV. Try to remember that sexual transmission of HIV is known to occur in... Read more »

Itchy rash Vs Non Irch Rash in ARS

One question Dr. that I hope you can answer: Can you tell us why the Rash associated with ARA doesn't Itch or have pain???. I had a low risk exposure (Oral Sex - received and performed) and I have not been tested for HIV - If you can provide...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash seen in primary HIV infection is presumably immunologic in origin. Different persons have different immune responses to viral infections. In some patients, the rash may itch (? IgE or mast cell triggered) and in others there may be no... Read more »
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headache and pain in the groin-ARS?

Posted by Anonymous
I have a headache and pain in the groin after having unprotected vaginal sex (insertive). This episode was about 5 weeks ago. I have also had a dry mouth in the morning for atleast a week. Also a sore throat for about 2 weeks. Anyone's opinion... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
To Everyone Worried about ARS and Seroconversion

Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing.

ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital... Read more »

Questions on ARS ...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hope some of you can help out ... got questions on the symptoms associated with ARS:

1. What are the symptoms? Are any of them more prevalent than others?

2. When do the symptoms occur and how long do they last?

3. Do the symptoms appear together or... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
The rash, do the red spots appear too look like cherry angioma spots?

also lymph pain, is it continuous or intermittent? I am wondering because I experience these quick pains lasting about 3-30 seconds in my neck/groin/armpits/ and my back.

i know... Read more »