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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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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 acute HIV infection in as many as 50% of cases. The rash usually does not itch, is distributed over the upper trunk and limbs, and might involve the palms and soles. It usually resolves within 1 to 2 weeks.... Read more »

Acute HIV-1 Rash?

Hello, there.First of all, I know HIV can't be detected by sympthoms. I'm not looking for it, obviously. But having someone to give an opinion about our case, makes us feel safer and comfortable.3 weeks ago, I had a sexual encounter with a...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereI was not able to view the pictures you sent but if you have a rash that occurred a few weeks after engaging in unprotected vaginal sex with a woman who may have HIV, I would get tested. Take careLHW... Read more »

please describe Acute Retrovirus Seroconversion rash that you have seen.

Dr. Bob,Hello good man. Gay male, neg, awaiting hopefully another 45 days for a 90 day woohoo after getting the mild assurance of a 25 day woo hoo after "low risk" one night unproteceted oral and topping non insertive anal frottage with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

Severe skin rash (Kaletra&Combivir)

Hello,I was exposed to HIV+ 8 days ago, my doctor asked me to take the combination of Combivir( one daily) and Kaletra (2 capsules, twice daily) to prevent HIV.Unfortunately I made a mistake until I realized this morning that I overdosed by taking...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO IS GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR. It is very important to establish what is causing your rash, either the drugs you are taking, or something else.Of the possible causes, we must remember that acute HIV infection itself can cause... Read more »
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Sunburn or Acute HIV Rash??????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi all and thanks for reading!

I am a 31 y/o light skinned black female. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend (38 y/o) of 3 months a little over a month ago. At this time I also had my regular localized minor acne episode on my face and I picked... Read more »

Rash on skin of penis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi All,
After having sex with a sex worker I got a rash on my penis.
Is a rash on the skin/shaft of the penis an indication of acute HIV infection? I have been getting a rash on the skin of my penis, sort of rough and then goes away and then comes... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

HIV skin rash

Posted by shinpai, 1 Reply
Does it usually itch?
How long does it last?

Also yesterday when I sat down to eat a hamburger my teeth hurt with the first couple of bites. It was not a terribly severe pain, but it was ver disconcerting. Sounds familar anyone?? Read more »