Does Hiv Rash Come At Night

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're perfectly well-rested. It can make you break out into rashes, elevate your heart rate or cause you to wake up at night drenched in a cold sweat. In short, your mind can convince you that you have HIV when you don't. This can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to...
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Recurring rash

Hello and thanks in advance for your answer. I started Atripla last year and have been undetectable since with CD4 over 600. When I started the treatment I developed the usual rash and side effects such as dizziness and what not. Now after so...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The rash sound very impressive. Such a rash would be very unusual (though possible) to be related to one of the components of Atripla Read more »

rash all over body

I started atripla 4 weeks ago. I take it at night so side effects will not be so bad. Two days ago, i started having a rash all over my body. I'm taking benadryl. I thought that if this was a side effect of atripla that it would have showed up...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many conditions can cause rash besides drugs so an evaluation by your HIV specialist is recommended. Usually rashes due to efavirenz (in the Atripla) occur Read more »

Atripla, hallucinations, rashes, sweats

I just started taking atripla and I have developed an angry full body rash today. Prior to this I had bouts of cramps, severe night sweats, hallucinations, and a bad stomach.Is this par for the course?What are the percentage of patients who...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...like you have experienced). I would contact your HIV provider for assessment and treatment of the rash, GI symptoms, and sleep/night time difficulties. For most patients those problems fade over the first 2-4 weeks with the pay-off being long... Read more »

moderate rash on lower body

I have taken 3TC, AZT (250mg twice a day), and Sustiva (Stockrin 600mg at night) for 8 months. A few weeks ago a moderate rash broke out, for which I use Hydrocortisone 1% cream to control. The rash has not gone away in 3 weeks. What should I do?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It is unlikely that the rash is due directly to your HIV medications with the history you provided. I would have the rash evaluated by your HIV provider and/or Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night... Read more »
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What Is AIDS?

...after being infected, some people get fever, headache, sore muscles and joints, stomach ache, swollen lymph glands, or a skin rash for one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more... Read more »
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Sustiva

...food increases its concentration in the bloodstream (possibly leading to more CNS side effects), efavirenz is generally dosed at night (you are asleep and don't perceive the problems) and on an empty stomach. Efavirenz is a category D medication... Read more »
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The Stages of HIV Disease

...during this stage. These symptoms, which usually last no more than several days, might include fevers, chills, night sweats, and rashes. Afterward, the infected person returns to feeling and looking completely well. The remaining percentage of... Read more »
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