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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
Pityriasis rosea: Exact cause of Pityriasis rosea (PR) is not known, possibly viruses such as HHV-7 or HHV-8 or even influenza H1N1. Some authorities actually recommend testing for HIV and Lyme disease since rash can be similar in appearance. However, pityriasis rosea is not an HIV defining rash ...Read more
Yes, theoretically: Yes, it is theoretically possible that someone could get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection with another strain of HIV. First of all, reinfection is very, very rare but not impossible. However, reinfection with a second strain (perhaps more powerful than the original strain) theoretically could cause an acute retroviral syndrome as it is a completely new infection altogether. ...Read more
Low risk hiv exposure 10 days ago in Nigeria.3 days later,fevers+joint aches.no sore the oath,no swollen nodes.+for malaria Typhoid. could it be hiv??
Too soon: The symptoms of a new HIV infection (acute retroviral syndrome, or ARS) don't start before about 10 days. Maybe sometimes as soon as 7 days, but 3 days isn't possible. Also, as you apparently know, ARS usually includes sore throat, so that's also against HIV as the cause. It's something else. These symptoms are indeed consistent with malaria or typhoid, but also many other infections. See doctor. ...Read more
Ebv,cmv IgG positive; HIV negative, continious fever general swollen lymphnodes, oral thrush, rash; frm 6 mon, symptom strted after sex w girl, hep?
Get a New Doctor: You are not providing any evidence that you have had any correct testing or evaluation of your problem. Your problem will NEVER be solved on the internet. You need a thorough blood testing and examination. And you have been repeatedly advised that this has to be done with an Infectious Disease Expert. Not sure why you brought us the same retread question as before. ...Read more
Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated. ...Read more
Can topical steroid treatment be given in viral diseases like varicella, herpes, chicken pox infections?
Have wrong info. Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate. How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to-skin or mucous membrane contact during periods of asymptomatic shedding. Barrier protection methods are the most reliable method of preventing transmission of herpes, but they merely reduce rather than eliminate risk. ...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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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