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ARS Rash

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible for the rash to appear 1 week after a possible exposure (unprotected cunnilungus on the clitoris). It went across my neck at the front and was itchy as hell for a couple of days, and then went away after a week.

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Raspy lungs a sign of ARS????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm still having ARS Symptoms including raspy lungs, cough and dry mouth. I'm to the point I can't sleep at night!!! Are these associates with ARS??? It will be 2 weeks tomorrow for possible exposure... Read more »

ARS rash-HELP!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can someone please describe this rash? I had a rash and went to doc and he said it was tinea versicolor. Could the two things be confused???? HELP!!!

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ARS Rash Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've read that the typical rash is like a sunburn. Ryan Kull mentions bumps (maculopapular) in every description he gives.

Tell me, does it come and go over a couple of hours, then come back (maybe in slightly different areas of the chest)? Or is it... Read more »

Is it possible too show ARS symptoms so soon?

Posted by TheTyger
I have read different sources concerning ARS, from textbooks and medical dictionaries, to medical sites on the Internet and thebody.com. Most sources say 2-4 weeks, others say within a month of exposure, still others put the figure at up to 6 weeks.... Read more »
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Itchy rash Vs Non Irch Rash in ARS

One question Dr. that I hope you can answer: Can you tell us why the Rash associated with ARA doesn't Itch or have pain???. I had a low risk exposure (Oral Sex - received and performed) and I have not been tested for HIV - If you can provide...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash seen in primary HIV infection is presumably immunologic in origin. Different persons have different immune responses to viral infections. In some patients, the rash may itch (? IgE or mast cell triggered) and in others there may be no... Read more »

Is this an ARS-like rash or a fungal infection?

Sorry for this long question but your erudite answer would be greatly appreciated. I am an extremely HIV-aware individual and tested negative for HIV week-6. No encounters after this. Week 0 at an executive bash in Bangkok had a protected sexual...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. NO2. NO, from what you describe. YES.3. Several cold viruses cause rashes in addition to cold/flu like symptoms. Nasal congestion, runny nose, blocked ears, etc, are not ARS symptoms.4. Extremely unlikely. Of all the thousands of dentists and... Read more »

Re:Possible infection (ARS RASH, 2011)

Thanks a lot doctor for the answer. I will get tested again and yes i need to sort this one out with her as she deserves to know. Last question: i have called couple of hot line and they said that rash is not considered early HIV symptoms would you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The type of rash you describe (see below) is not consistent with HIV-ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) rash. HIV-ARS rash is an erythematous (red) maculopapular (flat and raised) eruption occurring on the face and trunk, sometimes involving the... 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
I can't answer questions about diagnosis of symptoms in this forum. It is important that you have all of your questions about physical symptoms answered by a medical professional, in person. And, as I've repeated many times in this forum,... Read more »
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