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are hives a symptom of hiv

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Almost never: Hives are rarely if ever a symptom of HIV or any other STD. You'll need to look to other causes.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Very doubtful: Neither of these rashes are typical of hiv. You seem extremely concerned about hiv. Maybe you should see you physician and get checked out.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Not specifically: Hives are called urticaria and can come from many, many reasons. Ofter we are unable to identify a cause. If they improve with anti- histamine tha ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience in Gynecology
Do herpes test: Is it first time herpes culture will decide also blood test for herpes antibodies type i and 2 should be done.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Need testing: Instead of panicking, please make an appointment with your medical provider for HIV testing, history, and physical. There are also over-the-counter te ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: Whether or not you have hives that do not itch has nothing to do with whether or not you may have HIV disease. If you think you may have been exposed ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Usually no: Recurrent hives is a very common issue. Developing recurring hives as a result of contracting HIV is an extremely rare occurrence in comparison to ot ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Virus induced hives?: Good morning, hives result from release of histamine and other mediators (compounds) due to immune system being challenged such as an allergic react ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Newly HIV positive?: Hiv seroconversion can appear in a variety of ways. A common way is a rash that can even be as severe as one causing hives. If you have any concer ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Hiv disease will not prevent pregnancy, but the risk that the baby will be born hiv+ is not eliminated. It can be minimized with therapy by reducing ... Read More

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