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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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 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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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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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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