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please tell me what an acute hiv rash looks like?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
See picture: An acute HIV rash is often described as a generalized rash that typically occurs 48 to 72 hours after the onset of fever and persists for five to eight days. The upper thorax, collar region, and face are most affected with well-circumscribed, red colored macules or maculopapules. See picture for an example.
Answered on Mar 14, 2020

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