Jun 15, 2008
I seroconverted in late mid-January of this year ('08), the only symptoms were persistent low grade temp and one bad nightsweat, but I suspected HIV infection and tested indeterminant. A viral load count revealed a very high viral load of 106,000. Subsequent blood work in mid-march revealed CD4 count of 750 and viral load of 7,000. I have recently developed a rash on my abdomen that is the size of a quarter. It is not itchy and is barely raised and discolored. Being newly infected, I'm a little hypersensitive. What could cause a rash and do I need to see a doc about this or can it wait till my next appointment on July 2nd.
Thanks very much for your answer and all of the good work that you do.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
From your description, this unlikely a rash secondary to acute HIV infection. It is hard to know what such a localized rash could be without seeing it. Most things like this resolve on their own. If it persists or more start popping up then I would go see your doctor.
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