When Do Seroconversion Symptoms Occur

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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 »


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 »


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 »

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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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