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What Does A Herpes Rash Look Like

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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rash that looks like chickenpox

Hii am on trivanz and its my second month and i have developed an itchy rash that looks like chickenpox my whole body..could this be the side effects and if so how do i get rid of the rash....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.This doesn't sound like a direct side effect of the medications you're taking, but could be the result of an immune reconstitution reaction (IRIS). It could be a reactivation of chicken pox.IRIS typically... Read more »

What does HIV related rash look like? - Please answer Dr Kull

Hi Doctor Kull,I have researched and read through all the questions but there are no real description of what HIV related rash symptom look like? -Is is big and red or come in patches of small rashes? -Does it itch? -Does it bleed when scratched?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Please see <a href=http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Symptoms/Q46052.html target=_new>ARS Rash</a> for an answer to your question.RMK... Read more »

Herpes?

I have a rash on my shoulder and a little on to my arm. They look like small pimples that are spread out. I have recently had sex with a new boyfriend. Could this be herpes?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Herpes infections are likely to occur either in or around your mouth or genitals (including the anus, buttocks, and upper thighs). If you are interested in getting an accurate diagnosis of your condition, see your doctor or a dermatologist.RMK... Read more »

Rash with blisters

I'm 16 and concerned I may have HIV I'm not sexually active but lately I've been getting "bites" that I'm starting to think are a rash they itch insanely and blister with what looks like water inside, it's...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
You need to go see a dermatologist. It could be allergies, herpes, folliculitis, or many other conditions.nelson... Read more »
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What does HIV rash look like?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am concerned about infection.

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IS a rash from Herpes the same as a open ulcer?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Whne they say herpes outbreak can give a route for infection with hiv does that include a rash from it or the open uclerations that sometimes occur? 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 »

Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 9 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »