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Is Rash An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms,...
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please describe Acute Retrovirus Seroconversion rash that you have seen.

Dr. Bob,Hello good man. Gay male, neg, awaiting hopefully another 45 days for a 90 day woohoo after getting the mild assurance of a 25 day woo hoo after "low risk" one night unproteceted oral and topping non insertive anal frottage with another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV cannot pass through intact latex. No way, no how. 2. Your "symptoms," as mentioned above, are not consistent with HIV ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) or HIV disease. 3. Your six-week negative HIV oral rapid test is extremely encouraging,... Read more »

Acute phase rash

Does the rash found in the acute phase of HIV infection go away in 3-4 days or does it generally last longer than that? Is it rare for rash to be the only symptom? Thanks for your time.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The rash associated with the "acute phase" of HIV, or primary HIV infection can last for hours to days. My experience is that it is rarely more than a week. Most Read more »

HIV Rash and Fever

Dear Mr. Kull,What the rash associated with a HIV infection look like and what is the incubation period? Also, what is the incubation period of the fever associated with a HIV infection and how warm does the person get?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...In general, people experience symptoms related to acute HIV infection 2-4 weeks after exposure. Please see ARS Rash for more information about rashed associated to acute infection.Trying Read more »

question about rashes

hi ryan. i know that people experincing acute retroviral attacks from hiv usually experience a kind of rash that is not itchy. i wanted to know how does the rash looks like specifically and the areas which the rash will appear like will it appear in...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Please refer to my responses to "Rashes and HIV" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Symptoms/Q52112.qna) and "What's exactly a rash?" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Symptoms/Q13055.qna).Rashes Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

... HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when your body first responds by sending white blood cells to the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...infection is the first stage of HIV disease, when the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when... Read more »
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Sunburn or Acute HIV Rash??????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and we plan to marry within 6 months so maybe I'm just scared somehow everything will be ruined. Could this have been the HIV rash? Thank you so much everyone. One! Read more »

SEROCONVERTING QUESTIONS. ACUTE VIRAL SYNDROM

Posted by mobieorly123, 2 Replies
...Im wondering if people that had symtoms when they first aquired HIV did you feel symtoms and could you list them Read more »

Percent of HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...symptoms After an incubation period of a few days to a few weeks after exposure to HIV, most infected individuals present with an acute flu-like illness. Acute HIV-1 infection is a very heterogeneous syndrome and individuals presenting with more... Read more »

Rash

Posted by itsthatgirl, 3 Replies
...I was wondering if there was any connection between Pityiriasis Roseacea and HIV... Is this the skin rash that occur with acute infection? Read more »