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      #10376 - 10/02/00 09:20 AM

Dealing with rash, what kind of rash problems exist that are signs of early HIV-infection? I have many little red spots (with itching) at my forehead, they came up 11 weeks after an sexual encounter. Is it a result of the stress I'm dealing with or is it an possible HIV-infection. I tested negative at 8 weeks. Thank You.

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Re: Rash new
      #10377 - 10/02/00 11:48 AM

the rash would normally show up 2 - 4 weeks after exposure and normally on your chest and shoulders according to what i have read.8 weeks is a good sign :)wait another week and test at 12 that should be enough.

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Re: Rash new
      #10380 - 10/02/00 12:21 PM

The rash is described by experts as "very diffuse" and "maculopapular" which means red spots in lots of places, most commonly on chest, shoulders, and abdomen, and many of the blotches will not be raised, but some will. I've also heard others who either have experienced it, or thought they did describe it as almost like a "blotchy sunburn".

Take this for what it's worth from someone who hasnt experienced it but who read a lot about this and other facets of this horrible infection.

Get tested again in a week and put it behind you. All the best.....

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      #10387 - 10/02/00 04:12 PM

Is it safe to assume that a rash at 11 weeks is more than likely not a sign of early infection? Also, is it possible that the rash be brown in color? Thanks.

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