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Rash Could I Have Acute HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are...
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Rash followup question

Is rash ever the only symptom or is it usually accompanied by others?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...In acute HIV infection, rash is almost always accompanied by other symptoms. However, I would remind us all that it may be that acute HIV infection Read more »

A rash; Do I have mononucleosis?

I'm a gay man who has had very low risk behaviour. Three months ago I had fever during 2 weeks, mild sore throat and night sweats (no lymphadenopathy). I took amoxicillin for 7 days and afterwards I had an itching rash on my legs and arms.Is this...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Although I obviously can't diagnose a rash over the internet, what I can say is that rash is commonly seen in patients with mononucleosis, particular in folks who take Read more »

hiv-related rash

Thanks for all the effort you are doing here! My question is: how does the hiv related (not the treatment related) rash looks like? Or can it look like any type of rash?Are there differant types of hiv-related rashes?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...The rash of acute HIV infection is typically red and may be present over the trunk, face and extremities. Rashes can also occur during chronic HIV infection, Read more »

Acute phase rash

Does the rash found in the acute phase of HIV infection go away in 3-4 days or does it generally last longer than that? Is it rare for rash to be the only symptom? Thanks for your time.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The rash associated with the "acute phase" of HIV, or primary HIV infection can last for hours to days. My experience is that it is rarely more than a week. Most people with primary infection have more Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...(or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contribution of non-adherence and drug failure. AIDS 2000;14:2559-66. 51. Wolff AJ, O'Donnell AE. Pulmonary manifestations of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Chest 2001;120:1888-93. 52. Kovacs JA, Hiemenz JW,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

... Everyone experiences HIV infection differently. However, as a general way of describing the disease process, the course of HIV infection can be looked at in four Read more »
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some questions

Posted by sayitaintso, 1 Reply
...is still there, though I have not developed a fever. I don't know of any other medical symptoms like this other than acute HIV infection. My questions are: the tests at anonymous clinics would not reveal a positive result until at least 6... Read more »

HIV Rashes

Posted by Anonymous
...Hello Friends, During the initial stages of HIV infection, one of the symptoms of seroconversion is development of rashes. What do these rashes look like ? For information I referred Read more »

Rashes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If there is ARS i have a question. When would the rashes apear. During Serconversion or rashes can appear months after?? Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...rash 46% 8.3 (3.6-19.3) From: Hecht FM et al. Use of laboratory tests and clinical symptoms for identification of primary HIV infection. AIDS 2002, 16: 1119-1129 The symptomatic phase of acute HIV-1 infection lasts between 7 - 10 days,... Read more »