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Will Most People Get A Rash With Hiv

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...understood, chronic inflammation is thought to be unhealthy and possibly linked to a number of serious diseases including heart disease and Alzheimer's. What Is IRIS? IRIS is a serious condition that can occur shortly after a person starts HIV therapy for the first time. It can also occur in people who restart their meds after a time being off them. IRIS happens when your immune system recovers too quickly. It can start to "overwork"...
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Rash

What type of rash is associated with HIV/AIDS? Can you describe what they look like?
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...There are many different types of rash someone with HIV may have. There is no rash that is specific (meaning you only get) with HIV. You cannot look at a rash and say, 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 »

Rash

I read the question about the rash at 4 months. What kind of rash do people get with HIV inthe first 2-4 weeks? I had a pink rash with very small pumps that itched some times. And I still have the rash but has no color or itching now. Could this...
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
...It's usually a red flat (like a light sunburn) rash on the chest and back.MH 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 Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...Possible Symptom of Flu? Possible Symptom of Acute HIV? Fever Yes Yes Chills Yes Yes Night sweats Yes Yes Rashes Yes Yes The only time you're likely to develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...immune system -- also loses a significant number of CD4 cells within 4 to 6 weeks after infection. This can all occur before a person tests positive for HIV. Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...like a headache or an upset stomach. In some cases, more serious side effects can happen, like liver damage or a severe skin rash. Side effects are most common during the first four to six weeks you are taking a new HIV medication. After your... Read more »
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An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

...its desired effects, delavirdine can cause some unwanted effects. Serious side effects of this medicine include severe skin rash accompanied by blisters, fever, joint or muscle pain, redness and swelling of the eyes, sores in the mouth, and... Read more »
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low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...headaches, im feeling better now but im ******* freaked out becvause now i discover around my thighs and waist what looks like a rash??? tiny red patches on my skin of varying shapes and sizes, not uniform in pattern and again, small. im mostly... Read more »

Rashes!

Posted by Anonymous
...Just checking, i have an exposure, and now i have rash at my neck. The rask is in forms of black dots, when i scared them, it will become a scar. Is this the type of rashes that happens Read more »

What does HIV rash look like?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am concerned about infection. Read more »

rash

Posted by Anonymous
...The rash that are seen on many HIV + people....what does it look like? I had sex with someone with the most terrible rash all over his Read more »