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Hiv And Arm Rash

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hiv symptoms - rash upper arms

I had an unprotected sexual encounter 1 week 4 days ago.Since then I have been totally paranoid about hiv and have been scanning the web for symptoms.I am normally a very anxious person and this has made me feel completely sick with fear.1 week 1...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash you described would be very unlikely to be due to HIV infection. Since for many persons stress over the issue can be high, I would suggest talking to someone about an HIV test in 6 weeks--the odds are very good that it will be negative and... Read more »

Rash on arms and face

I was recently diagnosed with HIV in July. I started a regimine of Norvir, Truvada and Reyatz... Read more »

rash on arms

I would like to know if I could be allergic to the sun just by getting the mail. I live in SC and... Read more »
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Well-Armed Immune Cells Help Long-Term Non-Progressors Contain HIV

To help develop an effective HIV vaccine, researchers are trying to better understand how the immune systems of a small minority of HIV-infected people known as long-term non-progressors (LTNPs) contain the virus naturally. CD8+ T cells, which kill... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India to Start HIV Testing Military Recruits

On Friday, President Abdul Kalam said India will soon test all new armed forces recruits for HIV. Officials said the testing will begin in October. "The military will be testing for HIV in new recruits and undertake prenatal examination of wives of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Armed Forces Introduces Compulsory HIV Screening for Incoming Recruits

The Indian armed forces has introduced compulsory HIV screening for all people entering the military, Vijay Singh, director general of the Armed Forces Medical Services, said on Thursday, the Press Trust of India/ Hindu reports. People found to be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Swaziland Army to Reject HIV-Positive Recruits

On Thursday, Swaziland officials announced that the nation's armed forces will not accept HIV-positive recruits. "The army is experiencing a rise in HIV/AIDS-related illnesses and deaths, and this has adverse effects on the overall mission and... Read more »
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rash on upper arms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all- I have a quick question..I know you'll help since you are all so informative!
My upper arms are kind of blotchy red, and have quite a few little red pimples on them...there is no itching. I noticed this about 2 months after a possible HIV... Read more »

Crazy Rash and testing

Posted by ohcrap, 2 Replies
I have had this crazy rash that started on my arms then as it cleared up there showed up on my knees and then as it cleared up there showed up on my thighs so forth and so on. Oddly though it has only been on the arms and leg, and extremely itchy.... Read more »

HIv 2 small rashes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a positive eliza for HIV 2 indeterminate in February, retested in April positive Eliza negative Western blot. Im not @ risk only 3 partners in my life but im still very worried, my doctor tells me its so rare its highly unlikely that I would... Read more »

HIV related rash.......Too worried....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,

1 mth ago ,I am tested non reactive to HIV1 and HIV2 ,that is 4-5mths after my protected virginal sex exposure.
However,I have been getting 1-3 slight itchy small bumps(1mm) either on my chest,below my neck, calf,forearm,behind neck,near belly... Read more »