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Difference Between Urticaria And A Hiv Rash

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Periodic outbreaks of urticaria

Dear Dr. Keith Henry, I have been taking ATRIPLA for six years now and used to get outbreaks of urticaria before or after my monthly periods. The dermatologist explained that it could be because of the medication, stress or having HIV itself and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very interesting problem and very annoying for you. Question whether some hormonal fluxes might trigger modest differences in levels of efavirenz (one of the drugs in Atripla) resulting in skin/flushing issues. I wonder if any reader of this forum... Read more »

Treatment of Urticaria

Dear Dr. Keith Henry, I have been taking ATRIpla for two years now and since i then i have been... Read more »

URTICARIA

Hi Doctor,I have been on HIV treatment now for 2 years now. When i started i used to take TRimune... Read more »
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Skin Rash

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Rash

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the acute HIV rash supposed to be itchy and hive-like? Also, does anyone know if it should react to antihistamines like Allegra? Thanks! 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 »

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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Rash Cutaneo y VIH +

Posted by romantico
La piel probablemente sea uno de los rganos ms comprometidos durante el curso de la infeccin por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana tipo-1 (HIV-1). Desde la introduccin de la terapia antirretroviral de alta eficacia (HAART por sus siglas en... Read more »