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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Urticaria (hives) secondary to HIV disease is no different than due to anything else.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, healthy looking: Most people with HIV look perfectly healthy.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
No lesions: Hiv itself does not cause skin lesions. Infections and cancer as a result of aids cause skin lesions and each has its own appearance.
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A member asked:
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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Kaposi's sarcoma: Common moles / nevi aren't a feature of advanced HIV infection, but kaposi's sarcoma, a quasimalignant proliferation of blood vessels due to the herpe ... Read More
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 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
A flat lesion: Try google image search to see multiple examples
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Small Blister: Herpes usually looks like a small blister. Classically, the blister or blisters appears to be on top of red skin. These blisters can be found on the g ... Read More
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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 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.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Redness&Blurring: Primary herpes occurs in children & usually affects the eyelids. Adult herpes simplex type i usually affect the cornea in causing an ulcer that can re ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Visit this site for pictures of chancres: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVj3FBNVVeXUATiUnnIlQ?p=chancre+picture&fr=yhs-mozill ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Blisters: More like small bumps pr blisters with clear fluid, on top of red skin. There's usually no pus.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
CMV: I am not sure what specific portion of the body you are inquiring about but in the eye is can cause retinal pathology (retinitis), inflammation of the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Very much like they look on adults.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This is what are often called "cold sores". They begin with small blisters, break open and form shallow ulcers which are tender and painful.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Variable appearances: If eyelid or lids are involved, often an area of redness with tenderness and some swelling will occur. A wart or veruca vulgaris lesion often is less ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually open lesions: With redness around them, but sometimes the skin and introital region can just look red with no lesions, please see your gyn asap for an exam and cul ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
NIH page: Go to nih page national institute of health.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pic attached: Whitish velvety cottage cheese like lesions in the mouth and on the tongue.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
See AAD.org: Psoriasis is usually silvery plaques on knees, elbows, scalp on red base. You can see images at aad.Org or psoriasis foundation.Org. The latter is a s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Various shapes: It can take many forms ranging from small blisters to superficial ulcers to linear cuts.
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