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Do Hiv-related Rashes Itch

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HIV/MED Related Skin Rash

Recently after having been on a med combo of 3TC+Atazanavir+Viread (T4 >300 VL <50) for 2 years I have developed a skin rash (similar in appearance to acne) on my chest and extreme itching of the arms and inside the upper thighs (without...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is unusual for a skin side effect to develop after 2 years of therapy can it can happen. I recommend seeing a skin specialist to pin down the nature of your rash which can be due to severe dry skin, eosinophilic folliculitis, and other... Read more »

What does HIV related rash look like? - Please answer Dr Kull

Hi Doctor Kull,I have researched and read through all the questions but there are no real... Read more »

HIV/MED Related Skin Rash

Recently after having been on a med combo of 3TC+Atazanavir+Viread (T4 >300 VL <50) for 2... Read more »
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HIV related rash.......Too worried....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,

1 mth ago ,I am tested non reactive to HIV1 and HIV2 ,that is 4-5mths after my protected virginal sex exposure.
However,I have been getting 1-3 slight itchy small bumps(1mm) either on my chest,below my neck, calf,forearm,behind neck,near belly... Read more »

Itch w/no rash

Posted by bigdogdog, 1 Reply
Have been dealing with a nondescript itch and no visible rash. It has been 5 weeks since an episode that potentially exposed me to HIV. I have been dealing with this itch since the beginning of November.

Any thoughts or ideas as to the cause?

Irration... Read more »

Does the rash itch?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a person does have the rash associated with ARS, is it a rash that itches??

I've all of a sudden developed a rash (about 9-10 days after exposure). Its pretty much only on front. Chest and a little of my stomach. Its more like little raised welts.... Read more »

ARS Rash

Posted by TheTyger, 1 Reply
Another question. Sorry for the bother. I have heard that the ARS related rash more often than not does not itch. Has anyone, especially after a low risk exposure, had a dry itchy sensation on their back and chest, and perhaps a little redness, but... Read more »