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Timing Of Symptoms After ARS

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Time between exposure and ARS symptoms

Hi Doc,I don't want to waste time or space so will cut this short. I had protected sex about a year ago with someone who has since been diagnosed as HIV positive. I do not believe the condom failed but I do remember becoming very ill around about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Neil of Scotland,First of all if the condom failed (broke), most likely you would have known. It's generally not a subtle event. Mr. Happy's head comes poking out of the condom like your head pokes out of a turtleneck sweater!Second, the symptoms... Read more »

Timing of ars symptoms... INFORMED question (4th attempt)

Hey Dr. Bob,I know persistence will pay off! The following symptoms (& timing) followed an oral... Read more »

Time Frame For Onset Of ARS Symptoms

Dear Doctor,Is it normal to present with ARS symptoms 2 months or so after a possible... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Problems With Condoms May Be Reduced for Men Taking Ample Time to Apply Them

"One potentially important antecedent of experiencing problems with condom use during penile-vaginal sex is the amount of time that men (and perhaps women) allow for condom application," noted the study authors. Thus, they sought to examine whether... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Growing Concern Over Counterfeit Drugs, Including Some HIV/AIDS Medications

The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined the growing problem of counterfeit prescription drugs, including some medications used to treat people living with HIV/AIDS. Although the FDA says that the U.S. pharmaceutical supply is the "safest in... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Time Between Initial HIV Infection and AIDS is Not Symptom-Free

If left untreated, HIV infection inevitably degrades the immune system, leading to the development of life-threatening infections -- AIDS -- about 10 years later. The time between initial HIV infection and the development of AIDS is commonly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Financial Times Weekend Magazine Examines Botswana's Antiretroviral Drug Program

The Financial Times Weekend Magazine on Saturday examined Botswana's antiretroviral drug program, which is the "most ambitious" response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southern Africa, according to the magazine. Botswana in 2001 became the first... Read more »
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ARS timing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am confused. If someone is infected with HIV through a needlestick exposure or through injecting drug needles is the ARS timeline still 2-4 weeks or 2-6 at most? Read more »

ARS timing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know the general timeline for ARS symptoms is 2-4 weeks, but I believe I've read somewhere that they have happened as soon as 5 days and as late as like 12 weeks. I'm just wondering what causes such variation...is it the mode of hiv infection?? ... Read more »

Time to move on ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been checked for two years and two months with six negative elisas. I didnt take any other tests because my doctor thought that two years was time enough to move on. The girl I slept with was seropositive, although she never told me about... Read more »

ARS timing

Posted by Anonymous
How late after infection can ARS occur? Another part of this site says ARS can occur up to 4-6 weeks after infection (Can ARS occur after this time period?). Also, it says that symptoms will not last longer than a few weeks. Does this hold true to... Read more »