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Is a rash one symptom of hiv?
Mar 3, 2001

Can hives or another type of rash be a symptom of Hiv? Are rashes of acute status or chronic status linked towards hiv infection more often than the other?

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

Rashes can occur throughout the course of HIV infection, During acute infection, a generalized rash is commonly seen, During chronic infection, rashes (eczema-like, seborrheic dermatitis, etc.) are also commonly seen. Rashes and other skin conditions can also occur as a result of opportunistic infections.


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