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Acute Hiv Rash Itchy
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
I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper back is still the can it be hiv rash?
HIV: Acute HIV infection may present symptoms in only 20-50% of patients. However if there are symptoms, they are very nonspecific and may be similar to other viral illnesses such as mono. Fever is very common 96% and rash is seen in about 70%. Most commonly rash involves whole body and may or may not itch, also may see mouth, genital and rectal ulcers as well ...Read more
A week later after having protected sex I had devloped rash its itchy however it gets disappear in 2 days? Is its symptoms of HIV infection
Sounds like yeast: The most common cause of vaginal itching is a yeast infection. There are other possibilities so getting tested after unprotected intercourse is always recommended. In the future use condoms to reduce your risk and see a doctor to start effective birth control to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more
Itchy red rash between chest. Reoccurring. Accidentally fell of trash can with lots of used needles 9 months ago. Had 4 needle stabs. Can it b a HIV symt?
I have itchy rash that started on my thighs about 3 to 4 weeks ago, and now it has developed on my face. What could be the cause? Could it be hiv
While red itchy rash are appering for 1 month, I did HIV antibody test that showed non-reactive. But, rash are still appearing. Still need worry for hiv?
Hi doc, I have some reddish like sports on my body they are itchy, they goes away within 2-3 hours and come again after 2-3 days can these be hiv rash?
It is unlikely that the rash is due to HIV. However, if you have the slightest concern, get tested for HIV. Get a HIV nucleic acid test.
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I have this strange mosquito like bites on my shoulder and back. It is red and very itchy. It is in cluster. Does hiv rash looks like mosquito bites?
Hi. 30 male. Have non itchy pimple-like rash on chest and upper back. Around 30 of them. Almost 1 year. New ones do appear. Anti-hiv test was negative?
HIV rash 2 weeks after? Red spot on hand not raised nor itchy, just red? How long does it last? No
What's the question?: You need to be seen by your personal physician, now. You're anxious and HIV and this won't get better until you're tested in the proper time-frame. Any new rash needs to be seen. If any Rx is new, discontinue if you can if the rash is new. I can't address the red spot on your hand and neither can anyone else. Show the same proactive spirit that brought you here and get seen now. ...Read more
In may. After amox. Itchy macularpap rash. Drs. Believe allergic reaction. Now where rash was is lighter spots. Leprosy? Hiv? Cancer? No longer itch
10weeks after unprotected sex with my ex I developed tiny, itchy pimples on my back. They lasted 2/3days. Could they be a HIV symptom? Or a heat rash?
Not an HIV symptom: It is not possible to diagnose the cause of your rash, without more info, and a photo of it. However, be reassured that what you described is NOT consistent with symptoms/signs of HIV, SInce you had unprotected sex with your ex, and appear to be concerned about having contracted an STI, I recommend that you go for STI screening, including HIV, and use condoms. Most counties provide free testing ...Read more
2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?
Red Spots: Heat, fungus, parasites, bacteria and virus can cause red blotches to appear on your arm. Rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema and shingles can cause large red patches of skin to appear and become itchy and uncomfortable, hives, cellulitis and insect bites can create red splotches of skin that become irritated. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a dark brown rash underneath my breast. Looks like possible candida (yeast.) Is that a sign of HIV? Its very itchy and sore.
Chronic intertrigo: This is related to seborrheic dermatitis and may respond to azole creams which are also useful for yeast problems. Not a sign of HIV: if you fear HIV, discuss with your DR. May try miconazole cream (clotrimazole also), add hydrocortisone if fails to clear. Dark color is not specific and should not be a cause for concern. Treat itch and redness. ...Read more
Hot for 1 day, itchy scalp rash for 3-4 weeks, and random muscle aches for 7 weeks now. All symptoms at different times, does it sound like ars hiv?
No: No it does not but those symptoms are nonspecific. See a doctor and have them evaluated if you are concerned. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a red itchy rash under his foreskin. I don't have hiv/std, we haven't had sex but we've done foreplay. We don't know what it is, help?
Red not itchy or irritating rash on stomach and hips. I have tested negative for HIV and also have talked to my doctor who said stress caused?
Dermatology exam: I recommend that you see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. If you have already seen one, get a second opinion from another. ...Read more
Itchy Scalp rash for 2-3 weeks, ongoing muscle & joint aches on and off for 50 days now, symptoms not together. Is it ars hiv? 97 days post hetro sex.
Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?
Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more
White blotches on my palms of hands. Very itchy skin with rash. What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!
See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and get tested for various STDs. ...Read more
Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. White swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?
Doesn't mean HIV: Need eval to better define. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
3wks ago was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for skin infection few days later itchy rash grows under l breast. Is it b/c the medicine? Never had this b4 look like cutaneous candidiasis had 3 HIV test all negative
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