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Offline adriano

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« on: December 21, 2007, 08:31:29 AM »
I have a general question regarding ARS symptoms. Are sneezing, and runny nose ever a part of this ARS ?? If not, then if sneezing and a runny nose are present, does it mean that this is the flu and not ARS??

Thanks for your replies

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: ARS
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 08:38:58 AM »
HIV is much like any other viral infection. It's symptoms are not specific.

Do you have a particular risk you'd like to discuss with us?

MtD

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: ARS
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 08:46:37 AM »
AND neither the absence nor the presence of the symptoms will ever accurately tell you about your HIV status. If you have had a risky incident the ONLY way to reliably know your status is by getting tested at 13 weeks past the most recent risky incident.

Everything else is just guesswork.
Andy Velez

Offline adriano

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Re: ARS
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 02:05:09 PM »
I had a condom break with a girl about 10 days ago. I must have stayed like 1 minute inside her before I realised that the condom broke. I was afraid and to calm my fears, she got tested the next day and she came back negative so I was relaxed. but now, I have been suffering from sneezing and a runny nose for the past three days. and this got me worried again. what if she was in the window period? I just need to know, are sneezing and a runny nose ever part of ARS? I have read in many sites they are not, but I need confirmation from you guys because I think this site is one of the most reliable if not the most.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: ARS
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 06:29:26 PM »
HIV is not an easy virus to transmit. Is is significantly more difficult to transmit from female to male. Given that you had a condom on until it broke, that means you were at least partially protected. Taking all of that into consideration in relation to this single incident the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor against HIV transmission even IF the woman proved to be HIV+, which it seems as if she isn't.

Just as a precaution get yourself tested at 13 weeks to collect what I certainly expect will be a negative result.

Make sure you are using condoms that fit you properly and that are within the date for usage.

Your symptoms are absolutely not in any way HIV specific. If they persist you should discuss them with your doctor.

I expect you to come out of this ok. Really.
Andy Velez

 


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