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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
I have re-occuring pimple like rash on both temples and are mirror images of each other. No pain or itching. Is it shingles or hiv?
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 more
Whoa: This is serious. The rash of acute HIV infection is unlikely to feature pustules / pimples or blackheads. But this is beside the point. If you are concerned that you are hiv-positive, you won't rest or be able to focus on the other tasks of life until you get a reliable test -- if a recent exposure, a pcr. It may not be inexpensive, but it's well worth it. Get with your physician now. ...Read more
Can the "Rash phase" in HIV seroconversion cause forehead acne without having any other rash on other parts? Low risk + other symptoms
I get itchy from time to time. My hands itch, lower legs and rashes look like small whitehead pimples. I have cats but doubt it's from them. Help! : (?
Rash: Possible correlation with your medications? . Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
What is biv: What does biv mean?Get a more detailed answer ›
See your doctor: You need a diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor will exam the rash and if necessary get a biopsy, and start treatment. ...Read more
I have a small red raised pimple like rash on my back that itches now its for 3 days now does not look like its clearing up?
Need dermatologist: May need dermatological evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a small red raised pimple-like rash on my back that itches now its for 3 days now. Does not look like its clearing up also its not spreading.?
I have a red rash that covers most of my body some spots look like pimples and other spots look like welpes. I did drink a lot rum last nite?
Fell off scooter 2months ago, got road rash on my shoulder- as it healed it got severely sunburned and now has bumps on it that look like whiteheads?
Milia: Milia are small cysts than can be caused by skin abrasions. Milia can also be caused by heavy skin care products and by prolonged exposure to the sun. Milia may also be caused by a facial burn or a blistering disease called porphyria cutanea tarda, or by a genetic condition that causes skin to become somewhat thickened. ...Read more
I have a rash its beat red with things that look like pimples there's puss like substance with a bad odor under my entire right armpit what could it be?
Infection: It can be an infection of the sweat glands, it is time to see your doctor about it and they can help and see if you need to see a dermatologist if this is a recurring problem. ...Read more
I think I got a heat rash on my neck from the heat a few days ago. The bumps are either red or look like whiteheads and are super itchy What can I do?
Heat Rash: A heat rash is usually red and non itchy. It often resolves with a cool compress and getting out of the heat. The fact that the rash is persisting and contains whit bumps suggests you were in contact with something you may be sensitive to. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a mild hydrocortisone cream topically to see if this helps. Follow up with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
I have a red dot rash only on my face, it's painful. They look like pimples with clear fluid. It's spreads everyday. I've tried eczema products. Help?
I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my legs, waist, arms (severe) and neck. What can this be?
Exanthems (= rashes): Such as yours are often impossible to diagnose with out the MD having the advantage of " laying eyes on it." Photos of good resolution can help but won't supplant good clinical evaluation. There are so many possibilities it wouldn't help anything to try to narrow down with such little information. On the other hand, a good dermatologist usually can nail it in a few minutes in person. ...Read more
Rash on belly and chest has spread to top thigh and under arm. Spread wide apart and itches. Doesn't look like a pimple and not flakey have had 1 week?
Weird rash on whole stomach for a week looks like millions of little zits or raised lumps. Doesn't look like heat rash. Don't usually get pimples.
Doc said not sure couse of rash but had it for 4 days starting to look like pimples or tiny blister like all over stomach chest back but no where els?
2 wks ago I gave oral sex to a woman I did not know well. Yesterday I started breaking out around my mouth. Looks and feels like small pimples or rash. Just started. Do not look like warts. Hpv?
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
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