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Early Hiv Rashes

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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

hello,i'm a resident physician and was recently exposed to an HIV infected pt. i sustained a superficial laceration from trauma shears contaminated with dried blood that was several hours old but i started expanded pep nonetheless. 2 days after...
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?

I don't think I'm infected but would like some amount of reassurance. My encounters have been limited to males and have always been receiving oral sex or mutual jo. I have a rash all over my body that itches and burns and a slight sore throat. Do...
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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Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...symptoms are mostly different than and should not be confused with the possible side effects from starting HIV drugs, like fever or skin rash. If side effects do occur, they usually appear soon after starting your meds. Within a few weeks your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...weeks 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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...men. On average, women weigh less than men and might have higher blood levels of drugs. Women are more likely than men to get skin rashes and liver problems, and to experience body shape changes (lipodystrophy, see Fact Sheet 553 ). Bone loss... 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 »

Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
...I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... 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 »