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ARS Rash Characteristics
May 21, 2003

Dear Ryan, i thank you for the previous post answered by you. I am still very concerned regarding my Rash. If you have skipped the previous mail regarding this, i hope that you can answer them here as i prepare myself to go for the test in a few weeks time.

ARS Rash symptoms. From 2nd to 4th week after exposure, i experienced unknown single rash on my upper body (chest and stomach) which goes away in a day at most. They are not itchy but noticeable. From 5th Week till 8th week (now), i have 3 single rash on my right hand, 1 on my arm and 2 on the lower part of my hand. They have been there for about a week that do not go away with application of cream prescribed by the doctor.

Does the rash typifies ARS? What i do not understand is the difference in terms of the characteristic of the rash in the 2 separate period. Have u ever come across such symptom of the rash? None of the rash is itchy unless i physically touch them.

I would appreciate very much that you reply me Please.

Thanks.

Response from Mr. Kull

Hey there--I'm not a doctor, so I'm not comfortable talking about the characteristics of a rash associated to recent HIV infection. Even if I were, you should still leave that business up to a doctor, in person. Unless your risk for HIV infection is significant (had unprotected sex with and HIV infected person) you should not be worrying about symptoms related to recent infection.

RMK



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