Acute Hiv Rash

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Acute HIV Infection

...disease is called "acuteHIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. It is easy to overlook the signs of acuteHIV infection. They can be caused by several...
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Rash followup question

Is rash ever the only symptom or is it usually accompanied by others?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...In acuteHIV infection, rash is almost always accompanied by other symptoms. However, I would remind us all that it may be that acuteHIV infection does Read more »

acute hiv and skin conditions

I am a man and had unprotected sex with a girl three weeks ago and am wondering if acute hiv has any effect on your skin. I have a very mild rash on my chest and pubic region, and my hands have been raw and peeling with small red spots which come...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...A rash is associated with acuteHIV infection in as many as 50% of cases. The rash usually does not itch, is distributed over the upper Read more »

HIV rash

Does the rash in acute HIV usually affect a large portion of the body or could it be localized to one cheek (face) and shoulder?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The rash is often generalized and accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever or pains in the muscles. However, it may be more localized, Read more »

Acute phase rash

Does the rash found in the acute phase of HIV infection go away in 3-4 days or does it generally last longer than that? Is it rare for rash to be the only symptom? Thanks for your time.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The 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 Read more »
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