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I had sexual intercourse with a woman.I had shaved my arms before.The hair grew in but I keep getting these pinky red spots about the size of an eraser head. Only on my forarms and biceps am I getting these spots. They appear and then go away in...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are correct to say that rashes are sometimes associated with acute or recent HIV infection, but it is not usually the type of rash that you describe, and almost never without other symptoms.You are right that if you think you have been recently... Read more »

Rash...never can get a good description...

I have small, flat, "fluid-filled" (for lack of a better term) spots on my arms and... Read more »

HIV-Associated Rash?

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ARS Rash Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've read that the typical rash is like a sunburn. Ryan Kull mentions bumps (maculopapular) in every description he gives.

Tell me, does it come and go over a couple of hours, then come back (maybe in slightly different areas of the chest)? Or is it... Read more »

HIV Rashes

Posted by Anonymous
Hello Friends,

During the initial stages of HIV infection, one of the symptoms of seroconversion is development of rashes. What do these rashes look like ? For information I referred to a book in the British Council Library which says the following :
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Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 2 Replies
About 4 weeks ago I stopped a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT after 11 days.

I stopped due to a bad rash that developed all over my body (it was hot, red and kinda scaly on my legs, arms, neck, back and some on my chest).

I started... Read more »

Rashes, rashes and more rashes...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK...what does the rash associated with ARS appear as? Like an allergic reaction type rash or something real severe, and spread out over the body...

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