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Is Itchy Rash A Sign Of AIDS

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DNCB (Dinitrochlorobenzene)

...liquid solution in four strengths: 10%, 2%, 0.2%, and 0.02%. The solution was applied on the skin once a week to a 2-inch square area. Then the area was bandaged and kept dry for 10 hours. After the first skin response (a red, itchy rash), the strength of the DNCB solution was lowered. Instructions for using DNCB originally provided by DNCB Now! say that most other therapies could prevent it from working. This included long-term acupuncture,...
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PEP itchy rash ? combivir/nelfinavir

Hello. I started combivir/ nelfinavir(1.25gm bd) 8 days ago for a needlestick from a HIV+ve terminal child. I am working in Africa.I started PEP, however for the last 2 days have had an itchy raised spotty rash on my neck and a little on my face. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If possible I would have your prescribing doctor and/or local HIV specialist look you over. In general we would treat through a rash such as you describe often using an antihistamine and acetominphene Read more »

Itchy Rash

For the past month, I have had an itchy rash that appears to look like insect bites that moves all over my body. I live in the mountains with lots of snow and there just aren't many bugs in the winter. My lover doesn't have the rash. I've been on...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...explanation for your symptoms. You need to see a doctor for a diagnosis of this problem--either a skin doctor or an expert in HIV. 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
...answered by a medical professional, in person. And, as I've repeated many times in this forum, attempting to ascertain your HIV status based on symptoms that you are experiencing is bound to be stressful and futile.RMK Read more »

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 a...
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 Read more »
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Rash after 1 week, please someone help

Posted by preocupado1
...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 neck a belly. Can someone please tell me the chances that I infected her (if im an infected) and the... Read more »

Starting to panic

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...posted a couple of weeks back [drunk & stupid] that I had oral and let a guy cum in my mouth. I week ago I developed a very itchy rash on the trunk of my body. It was very small red pimples. they lasted about a week and went away. I had NO... Read more »

Home tests/Rash

Posted by eh3572, 1 Reply
...Just curious on what the rash for HIV looks like and does it itch? I has unprotected sex 8 days ago and now I have this itchy rash. Also do home tests work? I bought one from International Technology Exchange Corp. and I was just curious if... Read more »

Please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...also had anal sex with a girl that I've found out, has been with a lot of guys. Recently, I've developed the flu, gotten an itchy rash near my belly-button and have been more tired than normal. The rash freaked me out because that is a tell-tale... Read more »