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What does acute HIV rash look like?

What does acute HIV rash look like?

HIV : Usually maculopapular like measles, but can be hives, or almost any other form. If you think you may have HIV disease please go and be tested asap. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hiv (Definition)

HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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Sir, please tell me how is acute HIV rash look like ?

Sir, please tell me how is acute HIV rash look like ?

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

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

Find a doctor specializing in HIV treatment
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Get organized and keep a diary about your daily activities and schedule
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Keep track of what you eat and drink, and when you exercise and sleep
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Talk with your doctor about latest treatment options
Monthly
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What does rash from acute HIV look and feel like?

What does rash from acute HIV look and feel like?

It varies : Any type of rash could occur in HIV, depending on the etiology and the level of immunodeficiency. Best way to diagnose HIV is through blood test or oral swab ...Read more

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Please tell me what an acute HIV rash looks like?

Please tell me what an acute HIV rash looks like?

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

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

Secure insurance or support for paying for antiretroviral medication
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Know your HIV viral load and why it's important
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How long the acute HIV rash remains ?

How long the acute HIV rash remains ?

Varies: There is no simple answer to this question. Every person with acute HIV infection may show a different clinical course. ...Read more

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How long does acute HIV rash last?

How long does acute HIV rash last?

HIV: Acute HIV rashes may last up to 6 weeks, but again this is highly variable from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

TAKING YOUR HIV MEDICATION
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DAILY EXERCISE SUCH AS WALKING
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Acute HIV rash lasts for how long?

A few weeks: Not all patients have acute HIV symptoms. Acute infection symptoms usually last a few weeks. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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

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