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Is Rash Associated With Primary Hiv Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...be difficult to live with for a long time, and they can be very expensive. Early treatment can protect the immune system from damage by HIV. Immune damage shows up as lower CD4 cell counts and higher viral loads. These are associated with higher rates of disease. Older people (over 40 years old) have weaker immune systems. They do not respond to ARVs as well as younger people. However, not everyone with HIV gets sick right away. Someone...
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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 people with primary infection have more Read more »

Re:Possible infection (ARS RASH, 2011)

Thanks a lot doctor for the answer. I will get tested again and yes i need to sort this one out with her as she deserves to know. Last question: i have called couple of hot line and they said that rash is not considered early HIV symptoms would you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.Responding to your specific questions:1. Very unlikely. Symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome generally manifest two to three weeks after primary infection with... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load status are healthy so he is not on any medication now. However, he went on a penicillin treatment to cure his syphilis. After the penicillin treatment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time as I am not sure if this is the right course of action to be administered to patients suffering from syphilis coupled with HIV infection. Is there a simpler way to treat syphilis without going for lumbar puncture procedure? I am also worried... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Epidemiologic studies demonstrate that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including syphilis, and particularly genital ulcers associated with primary syphilis, are associated with an increased risk of HIV acquisition.(7-12) Although case... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...manifestations in this patient population. CT scan or MRI of the brain will typically show multiple contrast-enhancing lesions, often with associated edema 184,185,191-193 . However, toxoplasmosis also can manifest as single lesions in the brain.... 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

...manifestations in this patient population. CT scan or MRI of the brain will typically show multiple contrast-enhancing lesions, often with associated edema ( 106,107,114-116 ). Positron emission tomography (PET) ( 115 ) or single-photon emission... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...AIDS-defining illnesses (in the "Treatment" section): www.gmhc.org/health/treatment.html HIV Insite -- list of infections associated with HIV (in the "AIDS Knowledgebase" section): http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite.jsp?page=kb-05 The U.S.... Read more »
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Rash

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Do rashes due to HIV appear by themselves or do they appear when you scratch your skin? After scratching my arm I noticed that it stayed Read more »

Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
...I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...proper laboratory testing. Patients with the syndrome may have fever, fatigue, rash, pharyngitis or other symptoms. Primary HIV infection should be considered in any patient with possible HIV exposure who presents with fever of unknown cause. The... Read more »

Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...about 101 degrees F for three days but no other real symptoms. I had a headache (which I have frequently), fatigue (which I associate with fever). Since then I have been searching the web for information and reading about flu-like symptoms that... Read more »