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When Do Seroconversion Symptoms Occur

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one liner on ARS symptoms & SEROCONVERSION

Hello Doc,Do ARS symptoms and seroconversion occur together or does seroconversion follow ARS symptoms ?Merci.
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
It can be together, or serocoversion can follow. Read more »

SEROCONVERSION....oral.

Dear doctor,Is dry mouth a common symptom of seroconversion? I am curious, though it is a symptom of sress, I do not see any info on it about seroconversion. Thanks
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No dry mouth is not a typical symptom of HIV seroconversion. The viral syndrome that occurs 2-4 weeks after infection is commonly accompanied by fever, lymphadenopathy, rash, and mouth ulcers.Dry mouth is a symptom of anxiety and depression, and it... Read more »

ARS TIME FRAME

Do ARS symptoms usually all appear at about the same time. I mean would you get a sore throat at two weeks and a rash at 9 weeks, or do the symptoms usually appear closer together. Thank you for your time.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
I assume that "ARS" refers to the acute retroviral syndrome associated with what is described as acute or primary infection, or the symptoms which occur at the time of seroconversion. In general, those infected will develop an ARS within weeks to... Read more »

HIV symptoms & stress

Firstly, I would like to thank you for providing such a valuable and comprehensive source of information and advice.I have just come through a very scary period due to a small possible exposure to HIV and subsequent testing, waiting and worrying.For...
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Stanford University, School of Medicine
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 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 »

How long and how severe can seroconversion be?

Posted by rufenough, 3 Replies
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I had possible exposure to HIV in early March, in fact I contracted Gonarhea and it was this that got me concerned. After I had the Gonerhea treated (with antiobiotics) I felt fine for about 3 or 4 days....but... Read more »

symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
Theres seems to be a little confusion on hiv symptoms.Most of you are correct but just incase anyone is confused symptoms of ars (seroconversion) usually occures 2-4 weeks after exposier.Once you seroconvert then you are hiv posative.People do not... Read more »

Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How soon after exposure could seroconversion occur? My exposure was Thursday morning. Could I be experiencing seroconversion already, only 5 days later? My glands on one side of my face hurt and are swollen, no fever, sore ear. Can anyone advise... Read more »