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Is Itchy Rash A Symptom Of Ars

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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 »

Itchy rashes?

Hi Mr Kull, I had an unprotected oral sex encounter with a guy months ago. Weeks later some... Read more »

ARS Rash Characteristics

Dear Ryan, i thank you for the previous post answered by you. I am still very concerned regarding... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Skin Problems

Many people get a rash when they start taking antiretrovirals. Rashes can be caused by the following drugs: non-nucleoside analogues -- nevirapine (Viramune), delavirdine (Rescriptor) and efavirenz (Sustiva) the nucleoside analogue abacavir (alone... Read more »
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Stress Management and HIV

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Skin Rash

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Eosinophilia: an increased number of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. Eosinophils are a part of the body's immune system that can damage healthy tissue if they malfunction. Non-nucleoside reverse... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

Early Symptoms Many people will not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV. They may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness... Read more »
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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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ARS Rash

Posted by TheTyger, 1 Reply
Another question. Sorry for the bother. I have heard that the ARS related rash more often than not does not itch. Has anyone, especially after a low risk exposure, had a dry itchy sensation on their back and chest, and perhaps a little redness, but... Read more »

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 »

ARS rash characteristics... PLEASE clarify!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i posted here afew days ago, the girl who lives very far away from any city and can't get tested yet, but had a high risk encounter 6 months ago, and now is terrified she's given her boyfriend hiv?

can someone please help me! i know it's not good... Read more »