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Could Jock Itch Be A Sign Of Primary HIV Infection

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jock itch?

I have been living with hiv for over four years and have been on medication for the last two. Subsequently, my viral load is undetectable and my CD4 count is 825. A few weeks ago, I noticed a pinkish rash that became somewhat itchy on my left groin...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Seems unlikely to be due to your HIV regimen (this forum focuses on side effects of HIV treatment). Local fungal infection, chemical or sweat/friction irritation, folliculitis, and other conditions could be involved and often tough to determine (I... Read more »

PLEASE, Please Help!! Jock Itch/HIV/repeat exposures related questions

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thank you for offer us this great forum to resolve our confusions and assure our... Read more »

at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as... Read more »
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Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
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does jock itch affect std/sti test results?

Posted by randomone, 1 Reply
Hey all, just got done with my blood test and was wondering if that a case of jock itch will mess/affect the test results and give a positive result? Am I being too paranoid? I'm pretty sure I got the jock itch because i've been going to the gym... Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I may have been infected from an incident sometime in early Oct '99.

10 weeks later, on 23 Dec 99, I've developed a low grade fever, runny nose, bad cough, sore throat and a lot of thick yellow phlegm/mucus. After having taken the medicine, I... Read more »

SYMPTOMS of Acute Primary Infection!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

Can somebody pls fill me in on this.


I may have caught the HIV Virus. It's EXACTLY 7 weeks after the exposure. There are recurring bad/sore throat, swell-like inflammed area under the tongue. I even had an ulcer on the palate of my mouth... Read more »

Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I may have contracted HIV through an unusual encounter (not via Sex nor Drugs nor blood)in April 1999. Refer to the URL for the story.
http://bbs.thebody.com/eshare/server?action=150&board=45&article=433

Shortly, from 10 to 16 May, I... Read more »