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What Does Acute Hiv Rash Look Like

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are fever, fatigue, and rash. Others include headache, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, feeling achy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. It is easy to overlook the signs of acute HIV infection. They can be caused by several...
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please describe Acute Retrovirus Seroconversion rash that you have seen.

Dr. Bob,Hello good man. Gay male, neg, awaiting hopefully another 45 days for a 90 day woohoo after getting the mild assurance of a 25 day woo hoo after "low risk" one night unproteceted oral and topping non insertive anal frottage with another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...worried and I told her about the rash and she responded by saying you dont get rash from HIV but there are skin diseases in aids. That alone really scared me even when the result was neg (not conclusive yet I know). My questions are: 1. Regarding... Read more »

Acute phase rash

Does the rash found in the acute phase of HIV infection go away in 3-4 days or does it generally last longer than that? Is it rare for rash to be the only symptom? Thanks for your time.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The rash associated with the "acute phase" of HIV, or primary HIV infection can last for hours to days. My experience is that it is rarely Read more »

hiv-related rash

Thanks for all the effort you are doing here! My question is: how does the hiv related (not the treatment related) rash looks like? Or can it look like any type of rash?Are there differant types of hiv-related rashes?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...The rash of acute HIV infection is typically red and may be present over the trunk, face and extremities. Rashes can also occur during Read more »

HIV Rash and Fever

Dear Mr. Kull,What the rash associated with a HIV infection look like and what is the incubation period? Also, what is the incubation period of the fever associated with a HIV infection and how warm does the person get?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...In general, people experience symptoms related to acute HIV infection 2-4 weeks after exposure. Please see ARS Rash for more information about rashed associated to acute infection.Trying to determine your HIV status based on symptoms you are Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye inflammation. Although less common, some people... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ziagen

...diarrhea, or abdominal pain; severe tiredness; respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, and sore throat); and possible rash. Symptoms are listed on the patient information sheet and warning card that you receive each time you fill your... Read more »
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Sunburn or Acute HIV Rash??????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...recommended I use this new Afro Amer. facial soap bar. As my face started to clear up, about 2 weeks later, I developed this rash on my face in the inner cheek area on both sides and here and there on the rest of my face. It didn't burn or... Read more »

help gman thanks again

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Thank you gman,I,m worrried about the rash cause the rash sounds like what they say a acute hiv rash sounds like.Have you ever known anyone with a acute hiv rash that looks Read more »

Rash

Posted by eh3572, 1 Reply
...Can someone tell me what the rash looks like for acute HIV and also if it itches? Read more »

Rash Question

Posted by eh3572, 2 Replies
...Can someone tell me what the rash for acute hiv looks like and also if it itches. I have this weird itchy red rash 8 days after exposure and it moved from my Read more »