Acute Hiv Skin Rash Usually

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... 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 HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel.
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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 trunk and limbs, and might Read more »

Acute Symptoms as Severe in IDUs

I read that ARS symptoms may not be as severe in IDUs, particularly the fever, skin rash, pharyngitis, and myalgia. Have you heard anything about this? The reason I ask is because I've had an accidental needlestick from a solid tip suture needle...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Florida,An accidental needlestick from a solid-tip suture needle does not qualify you as an IDU! Your symptoms are not worrisome for HIVacute retroviral syndrome (ARS). Your concerns about reduced severity of ARS symptoms are not warranted or... Read more »

Is it HIV

Dear Doctor,Today its 45 day after I had a sex with a prostitute. I had used condom but I don't know if it got torn or not. I am having pain around the neck and in the groin area. Is it pain in lymph nodes? I have not yet have fever or diarrhea. I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Enlarged lymph glands and skin rashes are certainly seen with acuteHIV infection, but they are even more common with other viral diseases, as well as other conditions. Read more »


DEAR SIR,Today it is 48 days after I had sex with a prosititute. I am having pain in lymph nodes recurrently and skin rashes. I have not had fever or diarrhea or loss of appetite. Is it HIV? If not, what other viral infection can it be? I am very...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The symptoms you describe may be due to acuteHIV infection but are certainly not specific for it. At this stage, I would strongly suggest you undergo testing for HIV and other Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...symptoms are mostly different than and should not be confused with the possible side effects from starting HIV drugs, like fever or skin rash. If side effects do occur, they usually appear soon after starting your meds. Within a few weeks your... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...When the immune system is compromised by HIV infection, many people begin to experience some mild HIV disease symptoms, such as skin rashes, fatigue, night sweats, slight weight loss, mouth ulcers, and fungal skin and nail infections. Most,... Read more »

Skin Rash

...FDA are Agenerase, Aptivus, Crixivan, Fortovase, Invirase, Kaletra, Lexiva, Norvir, Reyataz, and Viracept. What kinds of skin rash can anti-HIV medications cause? Anti-HIV medications can cause mild skin rashes as well as serious, even... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is AcuteHIV Infection? Testing for AcuteHIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating AcuteHIV Infection Read more »
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