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Itchy Red Spots Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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Red spotted itchy rash in arms trunk and painful itchy swollen feet

Dr. Keith Henry, MD, I have been with inflammation problem for over a year now. I take a isentress, ziagen, intelence, prezista, norvir and BP meds. My MD at Kaiser seems to think I have a side effect of one of these cocktail, but not sure which...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good to hear from you-as you note sorting out which drug is the main culprit possibly causing a rash can be difficult when on many meds (particularly if due to resistance you need to be on a complex HIV regimen). I strongly suggest seeing a... Read more »

few red spot got me really worried. is this hiv rash?

i was given blowjob two weeks ago. yesterday i noticed two small red spots on my skin.they were... Read more »

red spots

how big are these red spots and what are all the signs of hiv and when do they start and how long... Read more »
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itchy spots

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING WHAT RASH IS GENERALIZED WITH HIV SYPMTOMS..I STARTED HAVING ITCHY RED AREAS ON MY ARMS...SOMETIME ON MY LEGS...SINCE DEC. 20..THE DAY I WENTTO A CONCERT..I WAS BY THE STAGE RUBBING ON EVERYONE ELSE THAT WAS SWEATY..SINCE THATS ALL... Read more »

Duration of Acute HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello: Generally, if I had a sore throat 3 weeks ago and now my nodes are slightly swollen in my neck and armpits, but never any rash or fever or oral signs, what is the risk of my having acute HIV infection? (Oral sex, no ejaculation, protected... Read more »

red spots

Posted by Anonymous
Hi for about a year now ive had re-occuring red spots on the head of my penis, they are almost lesian like only the size of say the nib of a pen. I went to two local GUM clinics to try and find out what it is, all i got was that it could just be a... Read more »

red spots on upper chest

Posted by Anonymous
i have red spots on my upper chest under my skin some bumps to, the same on my legs,alot of gas,and bloating,strange headache often,tested- about 2 1/2 years ago, been with two people, about 7mos ago unprotected sex, could this be some sighs of hiv,... Read more »