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what does early hiv rash look like

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
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
29 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
HIV Rash: Signs and symptoms of this HIV rash include brown or red razor skin bumps resembling eczema. Bumps are dark red and brown in individuals with light s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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.

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