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Splotchy Rash On Arms And Stomach

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Gaining weight on arms and legs (but not the stomach)

I've been HIV+ for over 20 years and was on D4T, PIs for a number of years (early on in my treatment) that contributed to wasting in my arms, legs and face, adding visceral fat to my stomach. I'm now on Isentress, Abacavir and Viramune...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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discharge, rash on the stomach

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ARS rash and symptoms?!

Posted by worriedsic, 1 Reply
Ok, I've been lurking around this site for the past week or so... Ever since discovering about ARS. Tuesday I went and got tested... I have until the 7th of next month to wait for my results... I am a fucking wreck.

Ok... Let me give you all my... Read more »

rash on upper arms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all- I have a quick question..I know you'll help since you are all so informative!
My upper arms are kind of blotchy red, and have quite a few little red pimples on them...there is no itching. I noticed this about 2 months after a possible HIV... Read more »

rash symptom

Posted by Anonymous
Does anybody know if the only symptom of ARS could be a rash? I have an itchy rash on my stomach, back, legs, chest and arms but it is worse on my stomach. I have no other symptoms and have had the rash for nearly a week now. I had a low-risk... Read more »

skin rash ?

Posted by Anonymous
Does rash always appear on the trunk of the body ? I have two large red spots, each about 2 inches wide on each side of my neck. Is this related to ARS ?

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