|Persistent (Chronic) ARS Rash
Feb 12, 2002
Can HIV-related rash take as long as 1.5 - 2 months to disappear? Is this usual? Or could it be followed immediately by another HIV-related rash?
Thank you very much. PaulB
| Response from Dr. Henry
The rash associated with acute retroviral syndrome is usually transient sometimes lasting for hours to days. Many of the rashes associated with HIV are non=specific and occur in the general population. People with HIV have a large number of skin problems that often requires a dermatolgist to sort out. If HIV infection has not been diagnosed and a risk exposure has occurred then getting tested is recommended. KH
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