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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious...
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Antibodies detectable in presence of HIV rash?

Dear Doctor,Are antibodies immediately detectable when a newly infected person develops a rash?To summarize, I am male who has sex with females:Nov 28 - Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 4- Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 10...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You had no risk for HIV infection that I can see here. You used a condom.HIV antibodies are detected about 12 weeks after exposure that led to infection. The rash associated with acute infection could develop before 12 weeks. In my opinion, you have... Read more »

rashes and hiv

hello doctor.you have mentioned about rashes in your forum many times.could you tell me where do these rashes mostly occur in people with hiv or basically how they look like?.are they same like any other rash?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You cannot diagnose HIV infection based on the presence or absence of a rash. HIV infection is diagnosed by an antibody test performed at least three months following exposure. Signs and symptoms that reflect those commonly experienced during the... 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 <a href=http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Symptoms/Q46052.html target=_new>ARS Rash</a> for more information... Read more »

Is this rash hiv related?

I was married for 7 years only to find out that my husband cheated several times and had unprotected sex. This was about 7 months ago. Lately I have been feeling very weak and tired I have developed a rash on my back and arms. They are small pinkish...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is virtually no way to determine what this rash is related to on your own. A medical professional is your best bet for an accurate diagnosis. Without knowing more details about your husband's partners, it's foolish to start guessing... Read more »
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HIV Rash..PLEASE answer ( JackieB)?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK, here is my deal...I have had a small red/pinkish area with very small slightly raised red bumps on my stomach for a month. The whole area is about the size of a quarter. It does not itch, but does feel a bit irritated at times The red/pinkish... Read more »

What does HIV rash look like?

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

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Hiv+ for 20yrs/No meds having night sweats/rash

Posted by ajpooboy, 5 Replies
I am a white male Nordic background and have never been sick.I have never been on Meds ever. Been Poz for 20+ yrs but now am having night sweats/day sweats and have developed a rash all over my body. Mt CD4 has always been around 600 and my VL... Read more »

Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 2 Replies
About 4 weeks ago I stopped a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT after 11 days.

I stopped due to a bad rash that developed all over my body (it was hot, red and kinda scaly on my legs, arms, neck, back and some on my chest).

I started... Read more »