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Does Acute Hiv Rash Itch

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Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
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please describe Acute Retrovirus Seroconversion rash that you have seen.

Dr. Bob,Hello good man. Gay male, neg, awaiting hopefully another 45 days for a 90 day woohoo after getting the mild assurance of a 25 day woo hoo after "low risk" one night unproteceted oral and topping non insertive anal frottage with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Can I please describe "everything (I) know" about the rash caused by ARS? Yes, I can, but no I will not. It would take pages and pages and I do not feel it is a valid use of my time nor would it be particularly fascinating or useful... Read more »

Acute HIV-1 Rash?

Hello, there.First of all, I know HIV can't be detected by sympthoms. I'm not looking for it, obviously. But having someone to give an opinion about our case, makes us feel safer and comfortable.3 weeks ago, I had a sexual encounter with a...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereI was not able to view the pictures you sent but if you have a rash that occurred a few weeks after engaging in unprotected vaginal sex with a woman who may have HIV, I would get tested. Take careLHW... Read more »

can acute hiv cause rash before 8 days

I had vaginal sex the thursday before last and the condom broke but i immediately put on another and finished. The next day i got PEP from the emergency room and started 28 hours after i had sex. Then the next thursday i noticed a rash and it is now...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIYou could be having side effects of the PEP medication they put you on. 7 days is a little too soon to see signs of seroconversion. Do you know if the person you were with has HIV? If so finding out the viral load of that person would be important... Read more »

Acute phase rash

Does the rash found in the acute phase of HIV infection go away in 3-4 days or does it generally last longer than that? Is it rare for rash to be the only symptom? Thanks for your time....
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The rash associated with the "acute phase" of HIV, or primary HIV infection can last for hours to days. My experience is that it is rarely more than a week. Most people with primary infection have more than a rash but the symptoms during... Read more »
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Sunburn or Acute HIV Rash??????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi all and thanks for reading!

I am a 31 y/o light skinned black female. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend (38 y/o) of 3 months a little over a month ago. At this time I also had my regular localized minor acne episode on my face and I picked... Read more »

acute rash

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i was exposed to the virus about 6 weeks ago now. the only acute symptom's i might have had was a rash on my chest. not sure what the acute rash looks like. could someone please let me know what it looks like. and if you have acute symptom's, do... Read more »

Rash

Posted by eh3572, 1 Reply
Can someone tell me what the rash looks like for acute HIV and also if it itches?

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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 »