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When Does Ars Occur And How Long Does It Last

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How long after transmission does ARS occur?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've heard of ARS cases occuring 3 months after, though i'm not sure of the sources. Read more »

Quick Question - Can ARS clear & re-occur?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone,

Just a quick one. Is anyone aware of ARS symtpoms clearing and then recurring after a week?
It's just that I had symtpoms (sore throat, tiredness, low-grade temp and ANXIETY) 4 days after possible exposure (unprotected vaginal... Read more »

ARS - How soon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1) Is it usual to get ARS 6 weeks after the exposure?
2) How long does it usually last?
3) Is it chronic? Do the symptoms come and go all the time?

I am not sure. Perhaps somebody knows! Would be very grateful for any information!

Worried Well

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a question abour ars for jedi master od cougar or

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
the fever during ars , how long does it last? could it go away in a few hours if tylenol is taken? and are swollen lymph nodes painful during ars?

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Ask the Experts

How long before Resistance occurs?

I have been on Combivir/Viramune since Sept. 01, with good results. Since it has been 2.5 years on the same med, I'm wondering how long these meds will continue to work (on average) and then how is the next med selected?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It's difficult to give a timeline but adherence and tolerability may impact the durability of the benefit from antivirals. Your chances of prolonged viral suppression and clinical benefit are best if you are adherent to the medication schedule... Read more »

Persistent (Chronic) ARS Rash

Dear Experts,Can HIV-related rash take as long as 1.5 - 2 months to disappear? Is this usual? Or could it be followed immediately by another HIV-related rash?Thank you very much.PaulB...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash associated with acute retroviral syndrome is usually transient sometimes lasting for hours to days. Many of the rashes associated with HIV are non=specific and occur in the general population. People with HIV have a large number of skin... Read more »

ARS Window Period - Conflicting Info!

Hi, Dr. Rob!!As a pre-med undergrad I have so much respect for you and everything you do for you people! Not too long ago I had a sexual encounter with a male of unknown status (he claims to be neg but who really knows - he was fairly defensive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. ARS is variable from case to case. Generally symptoms become manifest two to three weeks following primary infection (hence the expanded range from one to four weeks to catch the outliers). It's not "likely" for ARS to begin six... Read more »

Early ARS Symptoms - An Unhappy New Year

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Friendly Neighborhood Train Wreck (FNTW),I have continued to read your posts. I absolutely agree with your statements:1. ". . . It should come as no surprise to you that the worst was mental, and the panic and depression hit me full force... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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