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Rash During Initial Hiv

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Tibotec Therapeutics

Tibotec Therapeutics Announces Initiation of the Largest U.S. Clinical Study Examining HIV Treatment in Treatment-Experienced Adult Women

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Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Gilead Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial of Integrase-Based, Single-Tablet, Once-Daily Regimen for the Treatment of HIV

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Media AIDS Initiative Announces New Public HIV/AIDS Education Initiatives at XV International AIDS Conference

Actor and AIDS advocate Richard Gere and MTV President Bill Roedy on Tuesday at a Global Media AIDS Initiative press conference at the XV International AIDS Conference announced several public HIV/AIDS education campaigns primarily targeting youth... Read more »
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Initially flat and then raised

Dr, 7 and 1/2 weeks after a possible exposure, I found a strange rash on my upper arm of right hand. Initially it was totally flat, pink colored and non itchy. After 1 week, it got raised and developed like a pimple and started giving itchiness....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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How long do Sustiva rashes usually last after initial treatment?

Started regimen July 11, 2005. Epzicom and Sustiva. Showed evidence of rash Thursday, July 21, and since then I have experienced abatement of some rashes and mild rashes elsewhere, e.g. ankles, knees, wrists, etc. Was checked by medical staff...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In my experience rashes related to Sustiva often diminish over 2-4 weeks. Most patients can treat through the rash while under close supervision such as in your case. The rest of your experience sounds good so treating through would be tried in... Read more »

Initial Test Results to Determine Window of Infection

2 questions: 1) In my initial test tests, I was mid-seroconversion (acute HIV Infection), I tested negative for antibodies (Western Blot/ELISA), but had a viral load of 940k and a CD4 count of 575. I had a fairly acute reaction to the virus at...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
If you had multiple serial samples and had some other tests performed that included things like p24 antigen and HIV viral load, then yes you could be more precise on the timing of infection. Conventional antibody and western blot tests will not be... Read more »

Initial Lab Results

Infected in Dec 2008. Tested positive in Feb 2009 following typical flu-like symptoms, fatigue, rash, etc. My first lab results are CD4 550 and viral load 406,000. The high viral load concerns me. Is it typical for the VL to be elevated after...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given your time line, this does appear to be acute infection. The HIV viral load can be extremely high during this time. In most people, the viral load will decrease to some lower threshold within about 3-6 months after acute infection. You will... Read more »
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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 to a book in the British Council Library which says the following :
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Sunburn or Acute HIV Rash??????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi all and thanks for reading!

I am a 31 y/o light skinned black female. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend (38 y/o) of 3 months a little over a month ago. At this time I also had my regular localized minor acne episode on my face and I picked... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 5 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

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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