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Sinus Infection Worried It Could Be Ars

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Sinus infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just wondering, does a sinus infection have anything to do with ars? had a sinus infection and then bad headache for 2 weeks. Low risk so I doubt its hiv but still worried. Would the sinus infection have caused the headaches? help

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Is thrush a sign of ARS infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had thrush now for about a week. Should I test for hiv or ARS or could it be somethingelse? Not really worried just curious.

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follow for worried like u about ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
the cough is not dry during the day but at night it is dry. it has been almost 8 weeks since exposure. i took a 25 day elisa negative and a 28 day pcr negative. this cough/cold started seven weeks after exposure. so i am hoping i did not get... Read more »

ARS and the Worried Well

Posted by Moose
Moffie,

Please excuse me for copying your post. I think it can do so good over here:

OK knuckleheads, pull your head out of your rear and read this:

We don't usually talk about ARS as a way to judge whether you have been exposed to HIV.

I don't know... 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 »
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Something to think about regarding ARS (PRIMARY INFECTION, NO ARS SYMPTOMS)

Hi Dr. Bob!HIV Rookie here again (am I still a rookie 3 months after diagnosis?). Anyways, I continually find comfort, reassurance, and laughter on your site. I don't really have a question, but thought that I would write and you could post...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello HIV Rookie,Considering I've been "virally enhanced" since January 1991, yes, your three months and counting does indeed still qualify as rookie status in my book. Thank you for writing in and vividly demonstrating with your real... Read more »

Resistance toward infections during ARS

Dr:Is the body more resistant toward developing infections unrelated to hiv (for example, a sinus or urinary infection)during ARS, or less so? ...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
During acute HIV infection, which is often associated with an acute retroviral syndrome (ARS), the body is often MORE susceptibile to other types of infections. This is related to a transient drop in the CD4 cell count (and often total white blood... Read more »

Worried about sinusitis

Hello Dr. Young,I am recently infected, and I am wondering about sinusitis, I am the singer that wrote you earlier about the swollen tonsils, I recently heard a rumor that people with HIV usually get sinusitis, i was curios if you could tell when...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post. Sinusitis doesn't seem to have any favorite time to hit persons with HIV-- can happen in persons with early- or late-stage disease. This is not to necessarily say that you'll have frequent sinus problems, but that... Read more »

PLEASE POST! Woo-hoo to the worried well, from someone with nearly EVERY single ARS symptom out there.

This letter goes to all of you (yes, you) worried wells out there frantically googling your symptoms. I know who you are. I am one of you. Or at least I was, until today.I had unprotected sex with a friend five times three months ago. He's a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:This is GREAT! Thank you for sending this in. It is true. The mind is a very powerful thing. The mind, combined in an internet search engine can wreak havoc on just about anyone.I'm glad that everything worked out.In health,Richard... Read more »
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