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Acute Hiv Rash
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
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
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
Is folliculitis an early sign of acute HIV infection? If so, please please show me a picutre. I have many rash and folliculitis.
Rash and new moles occur in back, hands and feet. Some moles are a little big. Acute HIV symptom?
Generally speaking, when someone has the "acute hiv flu" how high is the fever in this situation about and how common is the "rash" on chest or palm?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
How to detect if acute hiv associated glamerulonephritis or other autoimmune diseases? Is pcr reliable and accurate?
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
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
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
Likely not: But get tested.Get a more detailed answer ›
This does not answer the question at all, can you please answer what the typical fever range is for an Acute HIV infection?
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
Would jock itch and a possible very slight case of thrush be acute hiv symptoms? My possible contact would’ve been about 34 days, would my immune system be low already. I’ve never had jock itch before
Unclear question: Your state is not intelligible. Could you please restate the issue? What is pep? ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more