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Could Itchy Skin Be A Sign Of Ars

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Raspy lungs a sign of ARS????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm still having ARS Symptoms including raspy lungs, cough and dry mouth. I'm to the point I can't sleep at night!!! Are these associates with ARS??? It will be 2 weeks tomorrow for possible exposure... Read more »

Raspy lungs a sign of ARS????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm still having ARS Symptoms including raspy lungs, cough and dry mouth. I'm to the point I can't sleep at night!!! Are these associates with ARS??? Read more »

Itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys. Its been a year or so after my possible exposure but i never really thought about HIV, utill now. Ive been having problems with itchy dry skin all over. Is this a symptom of HIV? Will be testing i a week. thanks.

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Dry itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey guys, Ive been a lot of people worried about there symptoms and they include dry itchy skin. Is this a symptom of HIV? Does it happen early or later on? I dont remember this being a symptom. reason asking is ive had very dry itchy skin the last... Read more »

Signs of ars infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are the signs of ars infection and is there a cure.

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SKIN RASHES? DARK AND ITCHY1979

I have noticed that in the past 2 to 3 weeks I have had these sort of roundish dark spots or rash like spots to appear on my upper body mainly under my arms and on my sides they have started to spread around my lower body on my thigh right beside my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Skin conditions can be really confusing, so I understand your concern. However, I am not a doctor so I am reluctant to even guess what might be going on with you. It is really important for a professional to actually look at whats going on with... Read more »

Itchy rash Vs Non Irch Rash in ARS

One question Dr. that I hope you can answer: Can you tell us why the Rash associated with ARA doesn't Itch or have pain???. I had a low risk exposure (Oral Sex - received and performed) and I have not been tested for HIV - If you can provide...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash seen in primary HIV infection is presumably immunologic in origin. Different persons have different immune responses to viral infections. In some patients, the rash may itch (? IgE or mast cell triggered) and in others there may be no... Read more »

Is this an ARS-like rash or a fungal infection?

Sorry for this long question but your erudite answer would be greatly appreciated. I am an extremely HIV-aware individual and tested negative for HIV week-6. No encounters after this. Week 0 at an executive bash in Bangkok had a protected sexual...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. NO2. NO, from what you describe. YES.3. Several cold viruses cause rashes in addition to cold/flu like symptoms. Nasal congestion, runny nose, blocked ears, etc, are not ARS symptoms.4. Extremely unlikely. Of all the thousands of dentists and... Read more »

ITCHY SKIN!

Just a simple question of whether itchy skin is a symtom of HIV infection?I recently have itchy skin near under my armpits on the lats which on and off itchiness for 2 times.Please reply as soon as possible because I am very anxious....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You can drive yourself crazy trying to figure out whether symptoms are caused by HIV. If you are concerned about HIV, please get an HIV test. The symptoms are not a reliable way to diagnose this condition, because they can be so different in... Read more »
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