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Widespread Atripla/truvada+sustiva Rash

Posted by younguk, 2 Replies
I am taking Truvada and Sustiva and have been for 2 weeks. 8 days in I developed a rash which has become progressively worse. It covers most of the surface area of my inner thighs and upper back and is also present in significant amounts everywhere... Read more »

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 »

HIV skin rash

Posted by shinpai, 1 Reply
Does it usually itch?
How long does it last?

Also yesterday when I sat down to eat a hamburger my teeth hurt with the first couple of bites. It was not a terribly severe pain, but it was ver disconcerting. Sounds familar anyone?? Read more »

skin rashes

Posted by theman22, 2 Replies
i know that everyone says just because you have a rash doesnt mean you have hiv but i have had so many rashes in the past couple of months that its starting to worry me. they also seem like they never go away. i have all different rashes in all... Read more »

What is exactly skin rash ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anybody describe skin rash during ARS for me ? Is it small red dots or large ones ? Are there many of them or only a few ? Are they localized or can they appear anywhere on the body ? When they appear, do they last for a long time or do they... Read more »
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ARS rash -- how widespread?

I'm sorry, this is not a viral load/resistance question, but you give very clear, meaningful answers. Could you please say how widespread the rash associated with ARS is? I've read that it's an erythematous maculopapular rash on the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In the small series of patients studied, maybe 25% have a rash. It appears more like a minimally raised sunburn. The rash you describe would not qualify. It shows up within a week or two of exposure/infection. Glad your test is negative.MH... Read more »

Skin rash - hypersensitive skin

I have taken atripla for two years, I have these small red pimple like rash most of my body ans very itchy at night. Sometime they got infected after I scratch. I have been using clobetasol cream to suppress them. My t-cell is 630 at 20% and ny...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The description of your rash and skin pathology would be unusual but possible to be due to AtriplaIf you are on no other drugs and no potential triggering allergens have been identified then switching HIV drug on a trial basis is worth discussing... Read more »

skin problems before HIV = rashes on AVT?

I have always had skin problems - acne, eczema, dermatitis, etc., including rashes on my arms every summer from the sun. Recently I was infected with HIV, and one of the symptoms includes a buring feeling on my arms, back, and face (but not a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't noticed that rash prone patients clearly have increased problems with rash on currently used antiretroviral medications. KH... Read more »

Hiv through skin rash

Hi,I just have a question. What if some or few ejaculatiin fluid thouched few rashes in the lower abdomen whikle getting a lap dance with clothes on. what if accidently for few seconds some fluid of her thouched my rashes directly (like my shirt...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Ah, the hazards of being the lap in a lap dance. A few important facts will put your mind at ease. Fact 1: HIV can not be transmitted through the skin unless there is a sizable breakdown of that barrier. I am talking a gaping wound. A bit of rash... Read more »

Skin Rash

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lack of HIV/AIDS Awareness Widespread in Singapore Despite Awareness Campaigns, Survey Finds

A lack of basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS is widespread in Singapore despite public awareness campaigns about the disease, according to a recent survey conducted by World Vision , the Straits Times/ reports. The survey was initiated on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Injection Drug Use in India More Widespread Than Previously Thought, Could Fuel Spread of HIV, Survey Says

Injection drug use in India might be more widespread than previously thought, which some health experts and advocates say could fuel the spread of HIV in the country, according to a UNAIDS -supported survey recently released by the Society for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi Facing Widespread Famine Because of HIV/AIDS Prevalence, Drought

Malawi is "teetering on the brink" of what could become by January a widespread famine, caused by the "lethal combination" of HIV/AIDS and drought, Toronto's Globe and Mail reports (Nolen, Globe and Mail , 10/18). Many people in Malawi survive... Read more »