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Acute Hiv Rash

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...disease is called "acute HIV 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 acute HIV 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 acute HIV infection, rash is almost always accompanied by other symptoms. However, I would remind us all that it may be that acute HIV 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 acute HIV 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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... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye inflammation. Although less common, some people... Read more »
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The Stages of HIV Disease

...Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick,... Read more »
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Ziagen

...diarrhea, or abdominal pain; severe tiredness; respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, and sore throat); and possible rash. Symptoms are listed on the patient information sheet and warning card that you receive each time you fill your... Read more »
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Sunburn or Acute HIV Rash??????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...recommended I use this new Afro Amer. facial soap bar. As my face started to clear up, about 2 weeks later, I developed this rash on my face in the inner cheek area on both sides and here and there on the rest of my face. It didn't burn or... Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am about to post a question regarding KS and acute HIV rash. Does KS generally manifest itself early, perhaps within the acute infection period. Does it resemble red dots with white centres Read more »

Rash

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is the acute HIV rash supposed to be itchy and hive-like? Also, does anyone know if it should react to antihistamines like Allegra? Thanks! Read more »

help gman thanks again

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Thank you gman,I,m worrried about the rash cause the rash sounds like what they say a acute hiv rash sounds like.Have you ever known anyone with a acute hiv rash that looks like pimples with white pus in the centre i have about Read more »