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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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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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?

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?

No: unless you are an HIV patient, even though, it doesn't sound like it. If you have a risk factor for acquiring HIV, get tested or see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Is an HIV rash itchy?

Is an HIV rash itchy?

It can be.: The typical rash associated with HIV acquisition may or may not be itchy. It will typically be present on the trunk back and extremities and be patchy red and raised. ...Read more

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Is the HIV rash itchy or not?

Is the HIV rash itchy or not?

Rash from HIV is : Usually itchy and painful. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/is-hiv-rash-itchy.html.

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Is HIV rash usually accompanied with fever? Is it itchy? Would it appear on its on?

Is HIV rash usually accompanied with fever? Is it itchy? Would it appear on its on?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Probably not: But it never ever hurts to be checked. Better safe than sorry. Go to local std clinic and get HIV testing. That is not the usual way to get hiv, and your symptoms and not likely to be related to HIV infection anyway, but do go and be tested. ...Read more

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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

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

No.: There are characteristic hallmarks of hiv, but "itchy rash" is not one of them. Most common causes would be virus, drug reaction, and allergy to something you came in contact with or ingested. Let a dermatologist evaluate you and tell you for sure. ...Read more

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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?

Unlikely/get tested: 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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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HIV rash 2 weeks after? Red spot on hand not raised nor itchy, just red? How long does it last? No

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

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In may. After amox. Itchy macularpap rash. Drs. Believe allergic reaction. Now where rash was is lighter spots. Leprosy? Hiv? Cancer? No longer itch

In may. After amox. Itchy macularpap rash. Drs. Believe allergic reaction. Now where rash was is lighter spots. Leprosy? Hiv? Cancer? No longer itch

None: Post allergic reaction, sometimes hyper- pigmented spots or de- pigmented spots are left--- that's just normal course of recovery from the reaction. These spots- sometimes take upto six months to fade away. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Could a diffuse, itchy, scarlatiniform itchy rash and pharingytis indicate primary HIV infection? I have not had intercourse, just "dry humping" with my girlfriend.

NOT HIV.: Nope. Absolutely not. Hiv is actually hard to get. You have to have direct fluid to fluid contact with semen or blood. Hiv does not live outside the body well if at all. From what you describe I do not see it being any std. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more