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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 »

Stuffy Nose, Rash on lower Back, Slight Fever...could this beARS?

Hi please answer my question:Early in March, I went to a bar in Guam. At the end of the night, the... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Rise in Syphilis, Cuts in Funding a Worry in Philadelphia

Public health workers seeking to thwart the spread of STDs in Philadelphia are facing twin challenges: a sharp rise in syphilis, concurrent with a 34 percent reduction in state funding for city HIV prevention efforts. The lost money would have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Groups Worried About Backlash Against Nevirapine Use in Pregnant Women, Say Drug Only Way to Prevent MTCT

Some HIV/AIDS treatment groups have expressed "alarm" about a possible backlash against the use of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine among pregnant women to reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission because of a recent series of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
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ARS? Rash, Worry!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I want to tell you my experience and symptoms and see what you guys think. I am SO worried.

About 7 1/2 weeks ago I had a risky encounter, with a male of unknown status. I was the insertive partner of unprotected anal sex; however, I think another... 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 »

worried itchy bumps

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi i dont know where to start. My worry is coming from the fact that i was raped eight months ago. After this happened i decided not to tell anyone, especially my husband. I made this decision because i was out with friends partying when this... Read more »

ARS symptoms worrying

Posted by mustchange, 1 Reply
hi All
i need advice on my exposure, ulitmately calming myself down, im 31yrs old and tested neg after 6mths of last exposure at may 2012.
below is my story
Exposure 06/1/13: unprotected oral, protected insertive virginal with sex worker in massage... Read more »