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Is Rash An Early Sign Of HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact...
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HIV seroconversion rash

DR. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE EARLY SIGN OF HIV RASH LOOKS LIKE. HOW FAST IT CAN APPEAR AFTER INFECTION.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The rash that can occur during seroconversion usually appears within 10-21 days of exposure to HIV. Typically the rash is flat or barely raised, with small reddish dots/spots. Read more »

help me please!

iv had unprotected sex with my current boyfriend and i noticed a rash on his chest and back. the back was dry, flaky and itchy but the front seems 2 be a scarred rash. a few days after we had unprotected sex i had an over night fever and an over...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular Body forum is exclusively for discussion of side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy). Read more »

2nd Round of Rash

I am taking part in an accute hiv infection study, having just been diagnosed within weeks of infection. I started with the protocol treatment of 1 Truvada, 2 Reyataz and 1 Norvir - all once a day. A week after starting this regimen, I started to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...all protease inhibitors. One of the components of the Truvada could just as easily be the problem. Do you have a trustworthy HIV private doc with whom you can discuss and try to sort out. I am not sure that simply trying one of the NNRTI +... Read more »

Hiv Rash?

Hi Doctor Young,My question is about skin rashes and Hiv. Is it usuallin the early stages of Hiv to have skin rash even if not on meds? Maybe some of your readers could give some insight also. This rash seems to come and go and is flat small pinkish...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Skin abnormalities, including minor rashes are quite common among persons with HIV, even among those who are not or never have taken HIV meds.For skin lesions that persist more than a week or two, I'd mention Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

...new cases of HIV in the United Kingdom each year, and as many as half are estimated to be transmitted by people who are in the early stages of the virus. During the early stages of HIV, there are large amounts of HIV in the blood and, in most... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
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Women and HIV

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Rash

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Dealing with rash, what kind of rash problems exist that are signs of early HIV-infection? I have many little red spots (with itching) at my forehead, they came up 11 weeks after an sexual encounter. Is it Read more »

Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Sorry but no one elsewhere has answered me. Did anyone else have or continue to have petechiae in early infection? Read more »

Anxiety and symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...find was ITP (idiopathic immune thrombocytopenic purpura). It fit exactly and is very common in HIV infected people in the early stages. Now I was convinced. So I went to the doctor out of shear panic. He looked at it. Said it was probably... Read more »

Macular Rash inside mouth? Please respond.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...palate of my mouth and one on my shoulder that only last a day or two. Could this be a sign of macular rash associated with HIV acute reaction? I am concerned since I came across pictures of rash's on the web and one of them was a picture of the... Read more »