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What does early hiv rash look like

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Not one answer: There is no definitive rash that marks early HIV infection. Most patients do not develop any rash while others may get spots, pimples, psoriasis-like ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. B: There is no rash specific to HIV. If you have any concern about being infected, get tested for HIV nucleic acid.

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Both and neither: There is marked variability in the symptoms of HIV. Rashes can occur at any stage and may not occur at all. If you have any doubt, get tested. God for... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes fr... Read More
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See photo: About 50% of people who get infected with HIV will have a rash 2 - 3 weeks after infection. It can be quite mild, and there can be other associated s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Varies: It can look like red blotches called kaposis sarcoma, it can be non specific rash early in the disease, amd have raised areas which can be inflammator... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
HIV urticaria: HIV rash is a common symptom of HIV infection. Around 85% of HIV positive individuals will experience a rash at some point in their infection. More t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not specific: Rash due to HIV varies with the stage of disease and related complications. Rash may be due to fungal infection of the skin due to immunodeficiency, K... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
HIV rash?: I don't know what you mean by HIV rash. There are a variety of skin conditions that can occur with untreated hiv, but there's no such thing as an HIV ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
HIV : Usually maculopapular like measles, but can be hives, or almost any other form. If you think you may have HIV disease please go and be tested asap.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Many: There are many types. See a dermatologist for evaluation. A dermatologist can do a biopsy and blood test to evaluate the rash.

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