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Rashes That Resemble Hiv Rash

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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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Rash Info.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Any information regarding the HIV rash? I read many articles that say it's a measle-like rash. And then, I read others that say it resembles a light sunburn. Certainly, there must be some clear info. out there somewhere ..... anybody kjnow any... Read more »

And Yet another Rash Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can HIV rash resemble a bruise and disapear after a week and a half?

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Folks, I am a tad concerned about an isolated rash on my stomach that occurred around two to four weeks after a possible exposure. I was in an intimate situation in which this guy's penis slipped in for about a minute. I excused myself and went... Read more »


Posted by Hal64, 2 Replies
I took a blood test today (Day 29). CDC says, as you may know, that the anti-bodies can be detected 2-8 weeks with an average of 25 days for "most" people. They will not give a percentage for most - so, lets say 51%. I should have these results in... Read more »
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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 »


mark how is my rash not consistent with hiv rash? it was on the upper left of my chest, although small 1 inch by 1 1/2 inch, and other hiv insiders on this sight have said that it can be as small as 1/2 inch in diameter and limited to a small part...
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
Never seen it like that, and I doubt it would be that well circumscribed. Although the rash can be blotchy, it usually extends over the chest and back. Again, the symptoms are very nonspecific and can resemble many other viruses. Appropriate serial... Read more »

ARS Rash

Hi, I wanted to please ask you to evaluate a rash that I had at 6 weeks and 2 days after a potential exposure.The rash was a square patch of red skin that did not hurt or itch. It was a single square patch that was located in my right forearm,...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No this sounds very consistent with what you dermatologist said- they would be the expert. If you remain concerned about HIV, get tested. Take care,LHW... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Skin Problems

Many people get a rash when they start taking antiretrovirals. Rashes can be caused by the following drugs: non-nucleoside analogues -- nevirapine (Viramune), delavirdine (Rescriptor) and efavirenz (Sustiva) the nucleoside analogue abacavir (alone... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

In Heterosexuals, Transmitted HIV Strains Often Resemble Original Infecting Virus

A new study 1 has found that even though HIV diversifies widely within infected individuals over time, the virus strains that ultimately are passed on through heterosexual transmission often resemble the strain of virus that originally infected... Read more »

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 »

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 »