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Itchy Red Spots During Window Period

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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 »

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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 »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... Read more »

Bumpity BUMP BUMP....CDC window

Posted by Virgo, 3 Replies
I wanted to bump this up so the WW's who are new around here can take a looksey!!


http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/gap/pmtct/Trainer%20Manual/Adobe/Module_6TM.pdf

Page 11, point #4

IT STATES:

"A negative result usually means that the person is not infected... 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 »