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Does Hiv Rash Goes Away For Itself

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Wait until rash goes away to start treatment?

Hello Dr. Young,Thank you very for your help with the community. I was infected less than 1 year ago and was diagnosed about 1 month ago. Because my CD4 was very low (52, 6%) and viral load was very high (500K), my ID doctor prescribed Bactrim...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.With your very low CD4 cell count, I'd be inclined to recommend starting Stribild as soon as possible. So long as the rash is improving, I'd not require that it be resolved prior to starting on HIV... Read more »

Rashes/Dark Red Patches will they go away?

sisHI my name is Alex a 30 year old male asian living in the Philippines, I was diagnosed with HIV... Read more »

fear of hiv 2 -ars rash 18 yrs ago

I am the best friend of someone who has worried for almost 15 years about a rash she developed... Read more »

Angelikah Demonikah Goes From Homeless Youth to Unlikely HIV Activist

Driven from her mother's home due to family conflicts, Angelikah Demonikah lived on the streets, where she developed a drug and alcohol addiction. She received her HIV diagnosis at only 23 years old, after she got out of rehab and was beginning a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Assembly Approves Needle-Exchange Legislation, Bill Goes to Governor

The California Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill (AB 2871 ) that would eliminate a section of a state needle-exchange law that requires counties to declare a health emergency every two weeks in order to continue running exchange programs, the ... Read more »
Mark S. King

Big City AIDS Activist Goes to Beaumont, Texas

The man sitting across the narrow aisle of the twin engine plane seemed more nervous that I, and I found that strangely comforting. I am not a good flyer. When forced to board a small, 20-passenger commuter plane, I go from bad to worse. I should... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pickett Fences: Slip Sliding Away

A couple months ago I attended the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Atlanta with over 3,000 other members of royalty known as AIDS, Inc. It was another highlight in my never-ending quest to achieve the rapture -- AIDS starlet-dom. And it was hot. There... Read more »
Connect With Others

Life Goes On? Just got confirmation today

Posted by DrsNeedLoveToo, 9 Replies
Hey everyone. First, I want to say that I've really appreciated reading your posts for the last two weeks while waiting for confirmation...that and Ativan have helped immensely. I've not read any stories quite like mine here, though, and I'm... Read more »

HIV Rash..PLEASE answer ( JackieB)?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK, here is my deal...I have had a small red/pinkish area with very small slightly raised red bumps on my stomach for a month. The whole area is about the size of a quarter. It does not itch, but does feel a bit irritated at times The red/pinkish... Read more »

Rash on skin of penis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi All,
After having sex with a sex worker I got a rash on my penis.
Is a rash on the skin/shaft of the penis an indication of acute HIV infection? I have been getting a rash on the skin of my penis, sort of rough and then goes away and then comes... Read more »

And the window period debate goes on!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

the great window period debate.....
By Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. (29-Jul-1998)

Dear Dr. Gallant,

There seems to be some discord in the HIV community about the current status of the window period. The CDC says 6 months. The GMHC says 3 months.... Read more »