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A 18-year-old male asked:

I had unprotected sex few monthes back and started to have rashes recently. red patches with little red spot. so is it hiv?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Rashes and HIV: Given the time frame you mention I am much more worried about syphilis. You must be tested. Hiv can show up with a pale full body rash, but this is rare. Syphilis can be deadly. It is time to get to a testing site or to your family doctor. Do not let fear delay you getting the information and testing you need.

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Last updated Mar 18, 2016

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