Acute Hiv Rash On Arms
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Can I please describe "everything (I) know" about the rash caused by ARS? Yes, I can, but no I will not. It would take pages and pages and I do not feel it is a valid use of my time nor would it be particularly fascinating or useful... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHIYou could be having side effects of the PEP medication they put you on. 7 days is a little too soon to see signs of seroconversion. Do you know if the person you were with has HIV? If so finding out the viral load of that person would be important... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThe rash you described would be very unlikely to be due to HIV infection. Since for many persons stress over the issue can be high, I would suggest talking to someone about an HIV test in 6 weeks--the odds are very good that it will be negative and... Read more »
UCLA School of MedicineThe rash associated with the "acute phase" of HIV, or primary HIV infection can last for hours to days. My experience is that it is rarely more than a week. Most people with primary infection have more than a rash but the symptoms during... Read more »
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My upper arms are kind of blotchy red, and have quite a few little red pimples on them...there is no itching. I noticed this about 2 months after a possible HIV... Read more »
Posted by ohcrap, 2 RepliesI have had this crazy rash that started on my arms then as it cleared up there showed up on my knees and then as it cleared up there showed up on my thighs so forth and so on. Oddly though it has only been on the arms and leg, and extremely itchy.... Read more »
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