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How long does acute HIV rash last?

How long does acute HIV rash last?

HIV: Acute HIV rashes may last up to 6 weeks, but again this is highly variable from individual to individual. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Acute HIV rash lasts for how long?

A few weeks: Not all patients have acute HIV symptoms. Acute infection symptoms usually last a few weeks. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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What does acute HIV rash look like?

What does acute HIV rash look like?

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. ...Read more

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How long the acute HIV rash remains?

How long the acute HIV rash remains?

Varies: There is no simple answer to this question. Every person with acute HIV infection may show a different clinical course. ...Read more

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How long can a recurring acute HIV rash last?

How long can a recurring acute HIV rash last?

HIV rash: You need to see your doctor to determine if indeed this is an HIV rash and not related to some other concomittant infection, get the proper diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Please tell me what an acute HIV rash looks like?

Please tell me what an acute HIV rash looks like?

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. ...Read more

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Sir, please tell me how is acute HIV rash look like?

Sir, please tell me how is acute HIV rash look like?

Many: There are many types. See a dermatologist for evaluation. A dermatologist can do a biopsy and blood test to evaluate the rash. ...Read more

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What does rash from acute HIV look and feel like?

What does rash from acute HIV look and feel like?

It varies: Any type of rash could occur in HIV, depending on the etiology and the level of immunodeficiency. Best way to diagnose HIV is through blood test or oral swab ...Read more

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Does Acute HIV-ARS have coming and going type of itchy rash for a week?

Does Acute HIV-ARS have coming and going type of itchy rash for a week?

No: This doesn't sound at all like the rash of ARS. HIV/ARS rash typically is red spots, mostly on the trunk, arms and legs; doesn't itch; and never occurs alone -- only with other symptoms of ARS like fever, sore throat, inflamed lymph nodes, etc. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis an early sign of acute HIV infection? If so, please please show me a picutre. I have many rash and folliculitis.

Is folliculitis an early sign of acute HIV infection? If so, please please show me a picutre. I have many rash and folliculitis.

Many rashes: Can be a presentation of HIV but most of the time they don't equal hiv. If you are concerned, just get the test. ...Read more

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Rash and new moles occur in back, hands and feet. Some moles are a little big. Acute HIV symptom?

Rash and new moles occur in back, hands and feet. Some moles are a little big. Acute HIV symptom?

Visit a derm: Rmatologist. I would not draw any conclusions with regards to HIV bless you have reason to believe you have it, in which case, I would have that checked out even prior to going to the derm consult. ...Read more

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What are the acute HIV symptoms?

What are the acute HIV symptoms?

Acute HIV: Acute symptoms of infection may range from nothing to vague symptoms of flu like illness including but not limited to fever, malaise, rash, joint and muscle aches, sore throat etc. ...Read more

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Could you just have malaise only and have acute hiv?

HIV: Yes, malaise is often a major component of acute HIV infection and this can also be present with absolutely no other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is tonsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Is tonsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Sore throat ;: Swollen lymph nodes are fairly common in the initial presentation of hiv. ...Read more

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How long does fever associated with acute HIV last?

Variable: Many people have no symptoms in the acute phase, those who get some, have a flu like illness that may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Is tht could be bcus of hiv? Which lymph nodes get affected with acute hiv? Thnx

Any nodes; get testd: Symptoms almost never help judge whether someone has HIV. All symptoms of HIV are much more common with other, mostly minor illnesses. When HIV causes lymph node inflammation, it tends to involve several areas at once, like neck, armpits, groin, etc. If at risk or think you were exposed, get medical care and HIV testing. An excellent choice would be one of Australia's superb sexual health centres. ...Read more

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Does acute HIV symptoms show up all together or separate over a couple of weeks period?

Get testet: If you are at risk get tested and have a frank discuission with your doctor. You need to be checked, have your questions answered, and taught how to avoid this virus as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. Also consider getting updated regarding vaccinations. ...Read more

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When does acute HIV symtoms occur?

When does acute HIV symtoms occur?

2-4 weeks: 2-4 weeks is what is generally thought but this can vary. The most common symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, possible weight loss, thrush, and neurological symptoms. Infected individuals may experience all, some, or none of these. ...Read more

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What r the main symptom of acute HIV?

What r the main symptom of acute HIV?

Varies: Acute HIV can present like flu symptoms. Night sweats, fever, swollen glands (in more than 2 areas not including the groin). You may begin to experience weight loss and appetite suppression. A rash may also accompany this. Muscle pain and malaise can also occur. ...Read more

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Is onsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Initial symptoms of: Hiv infection can include sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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If someone were to be showing acute HIV symptoms, would there be multiple symptoms at a time close together or is it possible to experience just one?

If someone were to be showing acute HIV symptoms, would there be multiple symptoms at a time close together or is it possible to experience just one?

Either: Disease gets to start somewhere. Thus one may have just one or more symptoms. In a way not that different from catching the flu in onset of symptoms but obviously not the outcome. ...Read more

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Can acute HIV symptoms show up in 2 different occasions?

Acute HIV infection: Acute HIV infection is like having the worst flu of your life. But, this symptom does not occur in every case. Sometimes people do not have symptoms when they get the infection.
Rashes, fevers, muscle and body aches with significant fatigue is the norm. ...Read more

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How common is it for the acute HIV phase to last 2-3 days only?

How common is it for the acute HIV phase to last 2-3 days only?

Not: It depends upon whether you are referring to the symptoms associated with early HIV disease, or the immunologic phenomena.
Symptoms may or may not be transient and clear within several days, but the severe effects on the immune system are not reversed without therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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Can someone have acute HIV symptoms for a day or two but then stop? Would this be something else? How long do acute HIV symptoms usually last?

Very variable: Many people do not have any symptoms of acute HIV infections. The type of symptoms and duration is also very variable. If you have any doubt, get an HIV nucleic acid test through your doctor. You may consult this site for more info on this topic.
http://www. Med. Unc. Edu/infdis/actu/current-studies/acute-hiv ...Read more

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What's the relationship between kaposi's sarcoma and acute hiv?

What's the relationship between kaposi's sarcoma and acute hiv?

Weak: Kaposi's sarcoma (ks) is a type of cancer which people whose immune systems have been very suppressed (i.e. Who have aids) by longstanding HIV infection are at risk for. It is a rare condition in the us nowadays. Acute HIV infection generally does not suppress the immune system enough to put someone at risk for ks. ...Read more

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How to detect if acute hiv associated glamerulonephritis or other autoimmune diseases? Is pcr reliable and accurate?

How to detect if acute hiv associated glamerulonephritis or other autoimmune diseases? Is pcr reliable and accurate?

You mean to test HIV: Nucleic acid test for HIV is reliable and accurate, but even this test has a window period. If the test is negative at about three months after exposure it essentially rules out HIV. ...Read more

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Having protected sex with someone who has acute HIV infection poses greater risk? I read somewhere that this is the most contagious stage of HIV

Having protected sex with someone who has acute HIV infection poses greater risk? I read somewhere that this is the most contagious stage of HIV

Preventing HIV: Protecting yourself against HIV is very important, especially when a partner is newly infected-- this is because their immune system is still trying to figure out what's going on and so there will be alot more virus there. Always best to talk openly about sex with your partner-- there are many safe ways to do it. ...Read more

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Is it a routine test at your family doctor to get tested for acute HIV or do you have to wait a few months after in order to be adequately tested?

Both: It takes time for antibodies to develop, so retesting in 6 wks and 3 to 6 months may be necessary, but for early diagnosis, detection of viral RNA can be implemental in obtaining an early diagnosis, although this is a more expensive test. ...Read more

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Many doctors on here agree that "Acute HIV symptoms occur soon after exposure to HIV and include flu-like symptoms". The question is - how soon? Within 24 hours?

Very difficult: This is a very difficult question to answer - as the emergence of HIV related symptoms largely depends on your immune response and overall health. The range can really be from weeks up to 10 years. If you have concerns, there are newer (RNA based) rapid laboratory studies that can be done to test for infection starting at 10 days post-infection. Best to see your doctor and discuss. ...Read more

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What does muscle soreness feel like with acute hiv?

What does muscle soreness feel like with acute hiv?

HIV: No different than muscle soreness due to other viral infections. If you think you may have been exposed and have muscle soreness due to acute HIV syndrome please go and get tested asap. ...Read more

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Can a CBC test give any clue about an acute HIV infection?

Can a CBC test give any clue about an acute HIV infection?

Not specific: A CBC can show general signs of inflammation or infection but is not detailed enough to determine a specific infectious agent. If you have been exposed to HIV, see your doctor for proper testing and treatment. ...Read more

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This does not answer the question at all, can you please answer what the typical fever range is for an Acute HIV infection?

This does not answer the question at all, can you please answer what the typical fever range is for an Acute HIV infection?

HIV: The typical fever range is usually an increase in your pulse rate - increases for some time. An acute HIV infection is of most concern and your doctor must have already started your treatment.
Did the doctor discuss the possible causes of HIV?

The above is on the assumption that you have seen the doctor. If not, go to the nearest ER.

I would like to hear from you. ...Read more

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Does pep delay the acute HIV infection? Please, need some answers?

Unclear question: Your state is not intelligible. Could you please restate the issue? What is pep? ...Read more

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Can genital ulcer appear after 7 days post exposure in acute hiv?

Not HIV. Herpes?: This is your second question about these symptoms. HIV doesn't cause genital ulcer, but herpes does. See a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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