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Are oral thrush, dry mouth and vaginal thrush common ARS symptoms for HIV? & what are the chances that I contracted HIV from RECEIVING cunnilingus?

Are oral thrush, dry mouth and vaginal thrush common ARS symptoms for HIV? & what are the chances that I contracted HIV from RECEIVING cunnilingus?

Unlikely: You do need to see your physician to clarify your concerns. You need an evaluation to answer the question of why you have thrush. While you may get an HIV test, there are other things that need clarification. This may not be a major problem but it is best to check it out ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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I'm 26 year old heterosexual and I was wondering if cold symptoms are considered as hiv ARS hiv symptoms? I have nasal congestion, minor sore throat.

I'm 26 year old heterosexual and I was wondering if cold symptoms are considered as hiv ARS hiv symptoms? I have nasal congestion, minor sore throat.

Hmmm....: It has to be viewed from the other direction. Because every person on Earth gets cold symptoms, one does not consider cold symptoms a sign of some other, bigger disorder. Likewise, everyone sneezes at least once a week. So, don't think of a weekly sneeze as a sign of a bigger disorder. Worry only if there are unique signs of a bigger disorder, not signs that everybody has. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, have you ever seen HIV ars symptoms around 6th week?

Hi Doctor, have you ever seen HIV ars symptoms around 6th week?

No: ARS symptoms typically start 10-20 days after acquiring HIV. To my knowledge it never takes as long as 6 wk.

And don't I recall your username, previously assured that your negative tests show you weren't infected? HIV test results always overrule exposure history and symptoms. Apologies if I'm wrong. In that case, feel free to post a new question with more detail so I can give a helpful response. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have HIV ars symptoms after 6 weeks of exposure? How conclusive is HIV RNA and combo at 23.5 days? Acute anxiety, please help!!!

Is it possible to have HIV ars symptoms after 6 weeks of exposure? How conclusive is HIV RNA and combo at 23.5 days? Acute anxiety, please help!!!

Be tested!: It's pretty clear that you need to be tested. Also, you need to prevent exposure - safe sex is the only kind of sex that makes sense for so many reasons. While being tested, ask your questions and learn how to take care of yourself. Life will be less anxiety provoking when you do. ...Read more

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I had hiv ars symptoms after sex. Wbc and neutrophils have been elevated for 1 year after exposure but hiv and stds are negative. What do I have?

I had hiv ars symptoms after sex. Wbc and neutrophils have been elevated for 1 year after exposure but hiv and stds are negative. What do I have?

We do not: Have adequate information to tell you your diagnosis. You submitted this on the general health education portion of Health Tap. If you are looking for a consult - then consider HealthTap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to. ...Read more

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Does HIV ars symptoms appear at 6 weeks and at the 7th week do people have genital ulcers. I had a runny congested nose with other ars symptoms?

Does HIV ars symptoms appear at 6 weeks and at the 7th week do people have genital ulcers. I had a runny congested nose with other ars symptoms?

Get tested: Early HIV infection may have flu like symptoms, but so do many other things. If you have concern about HIV infection, get tested. If you do not have a doctor, contact your county of city health department for advice. ...Read more

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Can someone have HIV ars symptoms at 9 weeks after unprot sex expo? Symps - med sore throat, fever, night sweats, lymph nodes, headache....? hlp pls

HIV onset: It is not usual to experince an exuberant response to the hiv virus after exposure or acquisition. But it is described, so yes what you describe can happen. More likely is another illness. At this point, please get checked by a doc to determine what is causing your illness. Ask to include hiv. And talk with the other individual. ...Read more

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In the 20% of those who don't know they have hiv, is it because they don't get symptoms of early hiv/ars or because they don't associate them with hiv?

In the 20% of those who don't know they have hiv, is it because they don't get symptoms of early hiv/ars or because they don't associate them with hiv?

Both: Both...but many people (up to 70%) who do not get symptoms at sero-conversiom can go until very late in the disease with little to no issues and then present at end stage with issues. ...Read more

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How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

See below: ARS symptoms are variable in scope and timing. It is best to get tested if you have any doubt about being infected. Consult this site for image of HIV rash.

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Can lymph nodes be swollen more than one month in case of HIV ARS? Other symptoms gone after 6 weeks. If lymph nodes are still swollen so no HIV?

Can lymph nodes be swollen more than one month in case of HIV ARS? Other symptoms gone after 6 weeks. If lymph nodes are still swollen so no HIV?

Not necessarily: The sings and symptoms of HIV vary a lot between people. The only way to know is to get tested. Do not put off getting tested, as treatments now are quite effective in controlling the disease. ...Read more

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HIV 1&2 P24 combo 13th day. Index value 0.1&non-reactive. Oral Candiasis (tongue) on14th day. Is this ARS? No other symptoms so far. How reliable is test?

HIV 1&2 P24 combo 13th day. Index value 0.1&non-reactive. Oral Candiasis (tongue) on14th day. Is this ARS? No other symptoms so far. How reliable is test?

Very reassuring: I think this is a duplicate question, same answers. Oral candida is not likely (not the same as white coated tongue). But even if candida, it is too soon for it to be from an HIV infection caught only 2 weeks previously, and is never the only sign of ARS. Your test is about 90% conclusive that you don't have HIV. Have another combo test at 4 weeks to be certain, but in meantime really no worries. ...Read more

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Hi, how risky is unprotected oral sex on me for HIV? Also how risky is protected vaginal sex? My only symptoms are dizziness and mild headaches since day 4 after exposure each day until now (day 10)...are these symptoms of ARS?

Hi, how risky is unprotected oral sex on me for HIV? Also how risky is protected vaginal sex? My only symptoms are dizziness and mild headaches since day 4 after exposure each day until now (day 10)...are these symptoms of ARS?

No risk, not ARS: Oral sex is safe sex in regard to HIV; there has never been a proved case of transmission mouth to penis. Properly used condoms are 100% protective for vaginal sex, if the condom doesn't break. ARS doesn't cause dizziness or headache, and cannot cause any symptoms at all sooner than 10-14 days after exposure. And HIV is rare in UK women. Your symptoms may be just anxiety. No HIV test needed. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from vaginal fluids on fingers then into mouth? Once air hits it is it dead? Is it normal to have ars related symptoms @ 4 months?

Can you get HIV from vaginal fluids on fingers then into mouth? Once air hits it is it dead? Is it normal to have ars related symptoms @ 4 months?

NO Risk: No. One does not get HIV by touching anything, including semen, blood, urine, vaginal fluids. The skin of the fingers are a complete barrier to infection. One does not get HIV by putting this into their mouths. In previous questions you have already been taught that your symptoms do not in any way represent AIDS or ARS. ...Read more

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All ARS symptoms with abnormal cbc after unprotected sex. Tested several times hiv negative Rna & 4th gen up to a year. Possibility of a rare strain?

All ARS symptoms with abnormal cbc after unprotected sex. Tested several times hiv negative Rna & 4th gen up to a year. Possibility of a rare strain?

What symptoms?: It does not appear that you have HIV infection. You did not describe your symptoms. If you still have doubts, please see a doctor as this forum may not be useful for your concern.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under armpit, no other symptoms, 51 days since exposure. HIV ars? Please help!

Swollen lymph nodes under armpit, no other symptoms, 51 days since exposure. HIV ars? Please help!

See a doctor: And have the nodes examined. It could be many things but if it appears serious the doctor may want to biopsy it ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more