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itchy rash
Aug 28, 2013

hello sir i want ask some questions regarding my exposure which is protected intercourse with a pros. bt the condom i bought was cheap i am.having itchy rashes all over my body 6 weeks after ithat ncidence so my questions are 1.) can hiv be transmitted by infected condoms if no then why? 2. After how much time after exposure do hiv rash appears 3. is hiv rash itchy 4. my platelet count is 1.52lac is this an indicator of hiv infection? scared to do an elisa

thanks in advance.

Response from Dr. Wohl

If this was a latex condom and it did not break, and you used it during sex, you do not have to worry about HIV. The rash associated with acute HIV can itch (usually doesn't) but it always goes away.

Other infections and infestations can be transmitted sexually including syphilis and scabies. Both can cause rash with scabies being the itchiest.

You should get checked out at an STD center.

DW



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