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Rash Caused By Hiv

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Rash caused by HIV or PEP?

Hi Doc,I recently stopped a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT after 11 days.I stopped due to a bad rash that developed all over my body (it was hot, red and kinda scaly on my legs, arms, back and some on my chest).I started PEP 12...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...assortment of side effects including rash as a possibility. As you note that makes it hard to assess whether the rash could be due to HIV as well and makes the decision to start or stop PEP even more difficult. With a lower risk type of exposure... Read more »

Certian hiv and psyh. meds causing rash

I take kaletra and truvada and adderall and trileptal everyday and now i have a very bad rash on my... Read more »

rash with atripila?

I was on atripila for two months and developed a horrible rash on my neck hands face. Dr. told me... Read more »

Skin Rash

...specialized care. If you have a severe rash while taking anti-HIV medications, you and your doctor must identify which medication caused the rash, and you should never take that medication again, even as part of a future HIV treatment regimen.... Read more »
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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can anyone here tell me what the HIV infection rash looks like? Does it look like a sunburn :reddened skin with no bumps...or does it look like poison ivy : reddened Read more »

how long...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...similar to this but does not itch, bleed, no sores etc. is this what a hiv rash looks like ? i was told that any symptom that persists this long is not hiv related, is this true ? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Can someone tell me whether rashes and lymph nodes due to AVS, caused by HIV disappear after the AVS period? Which is 2 weeks? Or do they stay there for a long period? Read more »