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Rash Worried It Could Be Ars

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ARS? Rash, Worry!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I want to tell you my experience and symptoms and see what you guys think. I am SO worried.

About 7 1/2 weeks ago I had a risky encounter, with a male of unknown status. I was the insertive partner of unprotected anal sex; however, I think another... Read more »

ARS rash: Results

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi folks,

Today I got my results back. My 8-week test results came back NEGATIVE!!! God I am SOOOO relieved.

The summary of my exposure was: I was the insertive partner of unprotected anal. While I didn't have any bad flu-like symptoms, I was freaked... Read more »

ARS symptoms and rash

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are the ARS symptoms and what does the rash look like? I had a brief oral encounter (Vaginal to mouth) and have been tested by PCR at 10 & 28 Days, both negative. Also, I've had antibody test done at 2, 4, 7, & 9 weeks and all were... Read more »

The ARS Rash

Posted by idelindi, 1 Reply
I saw on here that the rash is macular and papular (red & raised)? I had unprotected oral sex and noticed a small abrasion in my mouth afterward. Although I did not swallow any semen, it's possible I did injest presiminal fluid, which has me... Read more »

Is this an ARS rash?

Posted by sammattdavid, 5 Replies
2 weeks ago I kissed another boy and our tongues touched for a bit. Lasted 8-10 seconds. My concern is I had two teeth extracted at the top 2 weeks prior to the event. I'm worried that if he was bleeding, could he infect me?

I got worried cause I... Read more »
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fear of hiv 2 -ars rash 18 yrs ago

I am the best friend of someone who has worried for almost 15 years about a rash she developed 18-19 years ago that sounds like the ars rash: it was on her entire front torso for 2 wks. had many red oval blotchy shaped patches with pits of dark red...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Your friend has a severe anxiety disorder. I'm glad to hear that she is seeing a psychiatrist.The HIV test that she had should have settled her concerns if they were going to respond to reality, but her emotions are overpowering the facts.... Read more »

Timing of rash w.r.t ARS

Dr. Holodniy, I'm hoping you can please help me, I'm so worried. A little over 7 weeks ago, I had a risky encounter. About five days later, I had very mild nausea during a hangover--for just several hours--which cleared up the next day and...
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
From what we understand in the limited cases at hand, the rash develops at the time with the other symptoms.... Read more »

Stuffy Nose, Rash on lower Back, Slight Fever...could this beARS?

Hi please answer my question:Early in March, I went to a bar in Guam. At the end of the night, the lady I was talking to asked me if I wanted to get a private room at the bar. I realized then that she was a prostitute, but I was weak and horny and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIYes Oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and yes I believe that your guilt and anxiety are getting the best of you. If you find that you are not able to move forward then get tested!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

ars rash?

Dr. Bob its the petrified student again. I now have a rash on my arms, neck, and cheeks. I told you about the low risk encounter i had regarding the handjob with the high risk prostitute and the chafing sore that was created during the incident....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Petrified Stud.,1. Your rash is not consistent with an HIV ARS rash. 2. You will not "make medical history as the first person to get HIV via hand-job." You'll have to look elsewhere for your 15 minutes of fame!3. Yes, I can be a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Rise in Syphilis, Cuts in Funding a Worry in Philadelphia

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Groups Worried About Backlash Against Nevirapine Use in Pregnant Women, Say Drug Only Way to Prevent MTCT

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Argentina: Study Finds Most Women Get HIV From Long-Term Partners

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