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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact...
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help me please!

iv had unprotected sex with my current boyfriend and i noticed a rash on his chest and back. the back was dry, flaky and itchy but the front seems 2 be a scarred rash. a few days after we had unprotected sex i had an over night fever and an over...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular Body forum is exclusively for discussion of side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy). Read more »

Itchy rashes?

Hi Mr Kull, I had an unprotected oral sex encounter with a guy months ago. Weeks later some extremely itchy rashes with tiny bump heads developed mainly on my calfs and thighs for around 2 weeks. Then about 2-3weeks after i recovered from the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...answered by a medical professional, in person. And, as I've repeated many times in this forum, attempting to ascertain your HIV status based on symptoms that you are experiencing is bound to be stressful and futile.RMK Read more »

Hiv Rash?

Hi Doctor Young,My question is about skin rashes and Hiv. Is it usuallin the early stages of Hiv to have skin rash even if not on meds? Maybe some of your readers could give some insight also. This rash seems to come and go and is flat small pinkish...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Skin abnormalities, including minor rashes are quite common among persons with HIV, even among those who are not or never have taken HIV meds.For skin lesions that persist more than a week or two, I'd mention Read more »

rashes and hiv

hello doctor.you have mentioned about rashes in your forum many times.could you tell me where do these rashes mostly occur in people with hiv or basically how they look like?.are they same like any other rash?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...You cannot diagnose HIV infection based on the presence or absence of a rash. HIV infection is diagnosed by an antibody test performed at least three Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

...new cases of HIV in the United Kingdom each year, and as many as half are estimated to be transmitted by people who are in the early stages of the virus. During the early stages of HIV, there are large amounts of HIV in the blood and, in most... Read more »
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Gynecological Problems

...many GYN conditions do not have obvious symptoms and can get worse without your realizing it. Detection and treatment in the early stages can prevent a GYN condition from progressing. Tell your doctor about any problems you are experiencing and... Read more »
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Itch w/no rash

Posted by bigdogdog, 1 Reply
...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? ... Read more »

Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Sorry but no one elsewhere has answered me. Did anyone else have or continue to have petechiae in early infection? Read more »

Rash

Posted by Hal64, 2 Replies
...to the family doctor and described it to the lab tech, who both told me that rashes are common (not with me). I've read that HIV rashes (an early symptom) can show up anywhere on the body. Do you have knowledge or experience with a similar rash?... Read more »

PLEASE HELP!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I realize that not all who are infected with HIV show symptoms in the early stages, but I was wondering how many people on this board displayed symptoms, what kinds, and at what times after exposure? Thanks! Read more »