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Is Rash A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are...
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Could I have HIV

Well it has been 6 months since I have had sex. I had sex with my ex-girlfriend and used a condom. During sex the comdom came off and I am scared. 2 weeks after this happend I felt sore in my arms and legs. Now I have this rash on my inner leg and...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...me, in particular, to make sure you are tested for syphilis. It would be unusual for your rash now to be a symptom of acute HIV infection. This being said, I would go ahead and have an HIV antibody test done now. If it is negative, the... Read more »

Rash followup question

Is rash ever the only symptom or is it usually accompanied by others?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...In acute HIV infection, rash is almost always accompanied by other symptoms. However, I would remind us all that it may be that acute HIV infection Read more »

Broken condom

I had sex with a gay male and the condom broke during the act. 2 weeks later my armpits ached and nausea began- I could not find the lymph nodes and the pain disappeared in 4-5 days- Have had some neuropathy type symptoms in my hands and feet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

Fever resulted from HIV

I would like to ask that if a person is infected by HIV and has fever symtom, how long will this symtom last or it will last for couple of days and then come back again?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...About 85% of people who become infected with HIV will develop symptoms of what is known as "primary HIV infection." This is an acute viral syndrome that appears within a few days to weeks after infection and lasts and average of 2 weeks. Fever Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...(or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contribution of non-adherence and drug failure. AIDS 2000;14:2559-66. 51. Wolff AJ, O'Donnell AE. Pulmonary manifestations of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Chest 2001;120:1888-93. 52. Kovacs JA, Hiemenz JW,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

... Everyone experiences HIV infection differently. However, as a general way of describing the disease process, the course of HIV infection can be looked at in four Read more »
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Rashes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If there is ARS i have a question. When would the rashes apear. During Serconversion or rashes can appear months after?? Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...rash 46% 8.3 (3.6-19.3) From: Hecht FM et al. Use of laboratory tests and clinical symptoms for identification of primary HIV infection. AIDS 2002, 16: 1119-1129 The symptomatic phase of acute HIV-1 infection lasts between 7 - 10 days,... Read more »

HIV Rashes

Posted by Anonymous
...Hello Friends, During the initial stages of HIV infection, one of the symptoms of seroconversion is development of rashes. What do these rashes look like ? For information I referred Read more »

Acute Primary HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...consulted the doctor YET again on 29 Dec 99 with the same complaints. What are the signs and symptoms of the Primary Acute HIV infection stage? To me, it seems that it comprises of flu-like sickness and resembles the one I'm having now. I... Read more »