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      #167377 - 12/19/05 09:31 PM

I took a blood test today (Day 29). CDC says, as you may know, that the anti-bodies can be detected 2-8 weeks with an average of 25 days for "most" people. They will not give a percentage for most - so, lets say 51%. I should have these results in roughly a week. if negative, I will be tested again. My chief concern now is the rash that I first noticed on Day 22. It is along the scrotum side of the scrotum/thigh crease and resembled a 4-inch red scar. It is now pale pink and fading. The rash didn't cause discomfort, and didn't blister up to form sores. I showed it to the family doctor and described it to the lab tech, who both told me that rashes are common (not with me). I've read that HIV rashes (an early symptom) can show up anywhere on the body. Do you have knowledge or experience with a similar rash? Thanks.

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Re: Rash new
      #167395 - 12/20/05 02:27 AM

i always thought the rash was on the torso area in most cases, it sounds to me like you were sweating and it cause a rash which is very common in any man, you most likely have not been paying as much attention to your body as you are now. so you most likely will notice everything. hope this helps

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Re: Rash new
      #167425 - 12/20/05 01:43 PM


regards from india

ARS symptoms are concurrent, as far as ARS rash is concerned, the type of rash associated with ARS is usually described as maculopapular (lesions that are small, colored, flat, and raised), is painless, doesn't itch, and is located on the trunk of the body.

I doubt the rash on your scrotom is related to ARS.


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