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Does Hiv Rash Look Like Pimples
I love having scalp and face massage got worried about HIV . If my masseuse is HIV and has bleeding hands i know he cannot penetrate my skin from scratches . But do pimple or rashes on face and scalp provide access to blood stream ? No worries ?
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
Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest
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?
Can a primary HIV rash occure as 3-4 pimples on the back, without fever or other symptoms? Thank you
Probably not: The rash with HIV tends to be red and flat or a bit raised. People have other flu like symptoms as well. Pimples are probably just pimples. If lots more emerge on only one side of the body in a strip this could be shingles. If the same cluster always comes back in the same place, this could be an unusual location for herpes simplex. ...Read more
I had low risk exposure to HIV 3 months ago, I have pimple like rash on face, neck, chest and arms since 9 1/2 weeks till now. Could this be 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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