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Hiv And Skin Rash Symptoms

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skin problems before HIV = rashes on AVT?

I have always had skin problems - acne, eczema, dermatitis, etc., including rashes on my arms every summer from the sun. Recently I was infected with HIV, and one of the symptoms includes a buring feeling on my arms, back, and face (but not a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't noticed that rash prone patients clearly have increased problems with rash on currently used antiretroviral medications. KH... Read more »

Is a rash one symptom of hiv?

Can hives or another type of rash be a symptom of Hiv? Are rashes of acute status or chronic status linked towards hiv infection more often than the other?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Rashes can occur throughout the course of HIV infection, During acute infection, a generalized rash is commonly seen, During chronic infection, rashes (eczema-like, seborrheic dermatitis, etc.) are also commonly seen. Rashes and other skin... Read more »

Rash on legs with extreme dry skin

Dear Doctors: Hi. I have a very bad rash and skin that is so dry that its feels as though I am wearing a old leather coat. Should I start meds at this time? Thanks for any reply.Oliver...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very dry skin and rashes are commonplace in HIV infected patients. Often those symptoms will improve when HIV therapy is started. Starting HIV treatment also depends on other clinical issues/problems and results of several key blood tests (HIV... Read more »

Skin Rash

Hi Doctor. I have developed a skin rash mostly on my chest, a little on my arms, neck and back. The rash initially looks like chicken pox but it does not itch nor does it look like a blister. It spread relatively quick in a few days. Then it stopped...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
It is difficult to comment on a skin rash without seeing it. If you are worried, I strongly suggest seeing your health care provider.... Read more »
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HIV skin rash

Posted by shinpai, 1 Reply
Does it usually itch?
How long does it last?

Also yesterday when I sat down to eat a hamburger my teeth hurt with the first couple of bites. It was not a terribly severe pain, but it was ver disconcerting. Sounds familar anyone?? Read more »

skin rash

Posted by theman22, 1 Reply
i have these pimple like bumps. they are not that big. they are skin colored maybe a little shinier. they do not hurt or anything they are just there. i have them on my under arm right below my armpit a cluster of like 6 or 7. i also have a cluster... 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 »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »