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What Kind Of Skin Rash Is Associated With Hiv

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Rashes Associated with HIV

Keith,Read the post dated 3/5/01 dealing with rashes. I may have been infected 8 weeks ago. Plan on being tested in 4 weeks. Today i noticed a rash on my chest and now it is gone. Currently, glands around my neck are swollen. These are the only 2...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rash seen with HIV seroconversion usually is either a very transient rash (sometimes just lasting for hours) or would be more persistent. It is not characterized by coming and going. If you think you might be infected (including having a high... Read more »

Rash Associated with Atripla

I just began medication therapy after being HIV for a few years. I have been reading many articles... Read more »

skin rash with drugs

I have HIV for the last 17 years and have previous experience with multiple medications. Due a a... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facing HIV Is Easier With Skin Treatment

For some HIV patients, lipoatrophy, facial wasting associated with the disease and the medication prescribed for it, is a telltale sign of infection. The Food and Drug Administration in August 2004 approved Sculptra, an injectable form of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV-Associated Pneumonias

Epidemiology Risk for HIV-Associated Pneumonias Symptoms Bacterial Pneumonia Pneumocystis Pneumonia Tuberculosis When to Seek Medical Evaluation Medical Evaluation Conclusion Selected Sources Respiratory symptoms, including cough,... Read more »
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Trial Suggests Statin May Affect Markers Associated With Progression of HIV

A recent multicenter clinical trial of atorvastatin, a type of cholesterol-lowering drug, found that although the drug did not inhibit plasma HIV RNA levels, it did inhibit expression of cellular markers of immune activation and inflammation in... Read more »
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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Rash on skin of penis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi All,
After having sex with a sex worker I got a rash on my penis.
Is a rash on the skin/shaft of the penis an indication of acute HIV infection? I have been getting a rash on the skin of my penis, sort of rough and then goes away and then comes... 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 »

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 »