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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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hiv exposure, post exposure prophylaxis and rash

...concerned about this rash and whether it's possibly a drug rash (i'm taking combivir and viracept) or could it represent an early HIV rash? i appreciate your response.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most likely a drug rash but the situation is stressful (I have seen numerous drug rashes on situations like yours). KH Read more »

Rash and sore throat?

...have a rash all over my body that itches and burns and a slight sore throat. Do you think this could be early HIV? Does the early HIV rash itch and spread all over the body?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...If your rash is related to recent HIV infection (which sounds unlikely based on your history), it would be considered atypical. The rash that people commonly experience 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 »

HIV seroconversion rash

DR. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE EARLY SIGN OF HIV RASH LOOKS LIKE. HOW FAST IT CAN APPEAR AFTER INFECTION.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The rash that can occur during seroconversion usually appears within 10-21 days of exposure to HIV. Typically the rash is flat or barely raised, with small reddish dots/spots. Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...populations more often or severely. What Does the Research Show? The research on predicting and diagnosing IRIS is still in its early stage, though more discovery releases new information every few months. Below is some recent study... Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

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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Rash after 1 week, please someone help

Posted by preocupado1
...Ok, im a 22 year old male. had a possible HIV exposure, 5 days later I practiced oral sex on a girl and the masturbated her. 1 week after that she develped an itchy rash on Read more »

Rash

Posted by Anonymous
...What r the early symptons of AIDS? I have a rash it looks like ringworms, but I was wondering if it's a early sympton. Are the HIV rashes recurring? 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 »

Rash Question

Posted by eh3572, 2 Replies
...Can someone tell me what the rash for acute hiv looks like and also if it itches. I have this weird itchy red rash 8 days after exposure and it moved from my arms to hands Read more »