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Does an HIV rash itch before it shows up?

Does an HIV rash itch before it shows up?

HIV: The HIV skin eruptions occurring during acute HIV disease may or may not be itchy. If you are worried, think you may have been exposed, or any other reason, best to go and be tested. ...Read more

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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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Does an HIV rash itch?

Does an HIV rash itch?

Yes.: Whether caused by an HIV medication or by HIV itself, HIV rashes commonly appear as red areas on the skin, often covered with small red bumps. The main symptom of the rash is itchiness. Hiv related rashes can happen on any part of ther body, but most often occur on the face and chest, and sometimes on the feet and hands. These rashes can also be seen in association with mouth ulcers. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch?

Does HIV rash itch?

HIV: Although usually the skin eruptions occurring with acute HIV disease do not itch, it may also occur in association with itching. If you think you have been exposed, please go and get tested and stop trying to make the diagnosis by clinical symptoms. There is nothing specific enough to either diagnose it or exclude it.. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch?

Does HIV rash itch?

Living with HIV: Not sure what you mean by an HIV rash. Rashes are not common with HIV infection. But, rashes during the early days of being on HIV medications are common and these drug induced rashes are very itchy. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch? I hear both yes and no

Does HIV rash itch? I hear both yes and no

Yes in some people: Rash generally does not itch but in some people it may cause itching. ...Read more

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Will an HIV rash be just dry itching skin?

Will an HIV rash be just dry itching skin?

No: An HIV rash will probably blanch on pressure, and will be unmistakably a rash rather than just common itchy / dry skin. ...Read more

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I've been seen some new brown points in my body, chest, arms & legs, also i'm experiencing itching without rash in my body too, could this be hiv?

I've been seen some new brown points in my body, chest, arms & legs, also i'm experiencing itching without rash in my body too, could this be hiv?

Not likely: But anything is possible. If you think that you may have been exposed to HIV please go and get tested for this and other stds. It is a manageable condition if diagnosed and treated early and will limit your capacity to expose others. Good luck and have a great holiday. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes or hiv? I kissed a guy with an open sore now my mouth itches burns and tingles. What do I have? Its been a week since we kissed

Do I have herpes or hiv? I kissed a guy with an open sore now my mouth itches burns and tingles. What do I have? Its been a week since we kissed

Need exam: May just be anxiety. But when was the last time you had std testing? It could be nothing, or it could be prodromal symptoms for herpes. Are you having any bumps, any discharge, any other symptoms? Make an appointment to see a doc. ...Read more

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My body itches quite a bit and breaks up into rashes, what shall I do?

My body itches quite a bit and breaks up into rashes, what shall I do?

See your doctor: It is important to go see the doctor while you have the rash. Rashes are one of those things that the doctor has to see while it is there to determine the cause and the best treatment. If it has different stages to it and you can't get in more than once, you can take digitial pictures of the rash in its various stages to help the doctor. ...Read more

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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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