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hiv-related rash
Feb 28, 2001

Thanks for all the effort you are doing here! My question is: how does the hiv related (not the treatment related) rash looks like? Or can it look like any type of rash?Are there differant types of hiv-related rashes?

Response from Dr. Bartlett

The rash of acute HIV infection is typically red and may be present over the trunk, face and extremities. Rashes can also occur during chronic HIV infection, and they may include many different manifestations, most commonly folliculitis (red bumps), seborrhea (dry, flaking skin around the nose and hair lines), and fungal skin rashes (with a raised edge and a flaky center). Consulting with a dermatologist who has expertise in HIV-related skin diseases can be very helpful.



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