What Does A Herpes Rash On The Face Look Like

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest, back, or around the nose and eyes. In rare cases, herpes can infect the facial or eye nerves. This can cause outbreaks around the mouth, on the face, neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve....
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Face rash

Hello,I was diagnosed and started truvada + stocrin few month ago when my cd4 was 200 and VL 60. It increases after a visit to pool/sauna. I have never had this problem with my face before. Is it possible that HIV combined with the pills made my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Skin rashes are very common in the general population and even more common in HIV+ persons. In the facial area seborrheic dermatitis is very common and can often flare up when starting effective HAART (usually will over time improve). Read more »

rash on face

I was diagnosed in 2003, and have had sucess with the meds ive been on, but suddenly deveoped a rash on my face. I take Atripla, any suggestions?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...care very serious and need to be evaluated immediately.It would be unusual for an Atripla related rash to be limited to the face. The exact location and character of the rash as well as other medical history are important factors to consider in... Read more »

Rash on arms and face

I was recently diagnosed with HIV in July. I started a regimine of Norvir, Truvada and Reyatz about two months ago. I had no reactions but then two weeks ago I developed a rash on my arms , (starts off as raised bumps) that burns when touched,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Rashes are nearly impossible to evaluate over the Internet. They need to be seen. Certainly a drug-induced rash will need to be considered Read more »

Rash on Genitals

I experienced flu like symptoms 3 weeks after a possible hiv exposure and now I also developed a Rash on the head of my penis. Could this rash be hiv/herpes related or are rashes for hiv usually on the trunk or face?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...you. While it is important that you educate yourself about HIV and STDs, diagnosing yourself over the internet is not wise.Rashes related to recent HIV infection commonly appear on the trunk of the body. If you are concerned that the rash on... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...test for whom is more likely to develop IRIS and more specific answers for knowing when it may happen. It's wise for those who face first line therapy to understand your risks, especially if your immune system is severely damaged. Reporting your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...to six months after the sore heals, symptoms of secondary syphilis may occur. These symptoms include swollen lymph glands, a rash especially noticeable on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and painless sores on various parts of the... Read more »