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Rashes, rashes and more rashes...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK...what does the rash associated with ARS appear as? Like an allergic reaction type rash or something real severe, and spread out over the body...

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RASHES AND SWOLLEN THROAT GLANDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi....
Is it possible that you could develop an ARS rash within five days of exposure? could it be mistaken for folliculitus or acne and does it ever appear on the buttocks? Also, would it be possible for that same person (ie me!) to develop... Read more »

PLEASE help! Rash, no fever...worried SICK

Posted by molls1992, 5 Replies
I had unprotected sex with someone about 3 weeks ago. (stupid, I know). I know him well (not that that matters, I know)....and from what I KNOW of him, he hasn't been with anyone other than me for over a year, and is 100% heterosexual.
I just had an... Read more »

HIV RASH

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know there is little one can say about the HIV rash but I have had a rash now for over 2 months on my forehead. Could that be accociated with HIV? Read more »

What does HIV rash look like?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am concerned about infection.

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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
Hello,The interaction between HIV and syphilis is complex. (See below.)What you are describing may be a Jarish-Herxheimer reaction. This can occur when secondary syphilis is treated with penicillin and appears to be more common in HIV-positives than... Read more »

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 »

RASH! Atripla vs. Complera vs. Iccentress & Truvada when is to comes to RASH risk

My best friend was diagnosed 3 weeks ago. CD4 478. VL 10,000. He started on Atripla about two weeks ago. On around day 12 of taking Atripla he developed a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE rash. It spread to his eyes and mouth with fever. We have an excellent HIV...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am sorry to hear about your friend's bad reaction to Atripla. Rash is one of the most common side effects with Atripla, although it is usually more mild, it can be severe in some cases. It takes several days for the efavirenz (the part of... Read more »

Serious rash outbreak, needs helps!!

I've recently been diagnosed with extremely low CD4 count of 24 and VL of 1,070,000!! I've developed rashes a month ago which was mistakenly diagnosed as dermatitis. I wasted the whole month and now I have PCP which doctors immediately...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Sean Y and thank for posting.Sorry to hear that you're having difficulty in starting on treatment. Know that while uncommon, many before you have successfully navigated these challenging waters.Now to your questions:1) Yes, it's ok... Read more »
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Day 8 on Atripla: You Have a Rash on Your What?? (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . On Day 7 of my HIV meds (Atripla), I broke out in a rash. The doctor says that it... Read more »
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Skin Rash

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Eosinophilia: an increased number of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. Eosinophils are a part of the body's immune system that can damage healthy tissue if they malfunction. Non-nucleoside reverse... Read more »
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HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

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Mistaken Assumptions and Missed Opportunities: Correlates of Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among Black and Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors of the current study sought to identify the correlates of being HIV-positive but unaware among black and Latino men who have sex with men. These men were compared with HIV-negative MSM in bivariate and multivariate analyses. ... Read more »