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If skin rash occurs in the early stage of HIV, is it possible for only a --single-- flat rash to occur?

If skin rash occurs in the early stage of HIV, is it possible for only a --single-- flat rash to occur?

Get tested: Symptoms are too variable to serve as an indication of HIV infection. If you had exposure, get tested. You may wish to get a HIV nucleic acid test at about 3-4 months exposure. If it is negative then, and you did not have any more exposures, you could consider yourself free of HIV. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash on my arms and legs. Could I have hiv?

I have a skin rash on my arms and legs. Could I have hiv?

HIV Rash: When a rash presents with initial HIV symptoms – it is usually more prominent on the central body then on extremities. Early HIV symptoms (fatigue, sore throat, mouth sores, joint or muscle pain, fever, headache, rash or swollen lymph nodes) often begin 1 to 2 months after transmission ; may be present from 1 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a woman with hiv ONLY get skin rash between the legs?

Can a woman with hiv ONLY  get skin rash between the legs?

No: Such a rash would not occur as the only symptom of HIV. If you think you were at risk, of course get tested for HIV. But not because of this rash. ...Read more

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HIV rapid test done at 16 weeks no sexual partners since, the result was negative. Is this convulsive? Do i need to retest as suffering dry skin/rash?

HIV rapid test done at 16 weeks no sexual partners since, the result was negative. Is this convulsive? Do i need to retest as suffering dry skin/rash?

You know best: You know your personal and social situation best. If you are in a situation with high HIV exposure, then please do repeat your HIV test. Dry Skin and rash have several causes other than HIV. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Doing a masterbation with a friend cause HIV? To each other...I got a fever and a skin rash it last for a day...q lymph swollen to.I'm scared right no

Doing a masterbation with a friend cause HIV? To each other...I got a fever and a skin rash it last for a day...q lymph swollen to.I'm scared right no

No risk at all: Whatever you have, it doesn't sound like HIV and enjoying time like this with a friend is very safe if it's right for both of you. Congratulations of having a special friend, and love safely and wisely. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex with sex worker 20 years ago but blood test is HIV negative to this day.Now have have family and all have bad allergy and skin rash. Do you think this is related?

Had unprotected sex with sex worker 20 years ago but blood test is HIV negative to this day.Now have have family and all have bad allergy and skin rash. Do you think this is related?

Not likely related : If you mean by allergies - seasonal allergies to pollen, mold, pet dander, etc there that tends to run in families and cannot be "caught" from another person. Skin rashes like eczema often accompanies people with allergies and are common. Again, not contagious. Take care! ...Read more

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Ebv IgG postive, CMV IgG positive,igm negative; what cause my persisting low grade fever, lymphnodes skin rash around collar bone.? Hiv neg 8mon

Ebv IgG postive, CMV IgG positive,igm negative;  what cause my persisting low grade fever, lymphnodes skin rash around collar bone.? Hiv neg 8mon

Need to investigate: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...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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What r the skin condition during seroconversion?Describe the HIV rash in Africa american men?Is it posible for HIV symptoms to be on going for 9months

HIV: Your question is very unclear. Acute HIV syndrome has numerous manifestations and can have varying durations of presence. If you think you have been exposed go and be tested asap. The sooner you are diagnosed and treated if necessary the better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Scared for HIV exposure. Red skin under the head of my penis. No other symp.Possible exposure was 5 wks ago. Rash wouldn't just show up now, would it?

Scared for HIV exposure. Red skin under the head of my penis. No other symp.Possible exposure was 5 wks ago. Rash wouldn't just show up now, would it?

This is not HIV: HIV does not announce itself as a rash on your penis in any case. Chances are that this is a minor hygiene problem or perhaps mild allergy to clothing or detergent. If it stays around for 2 weeks or more, get it seen, or if it's painful, get evaluated now for possible herpes. ...Read more

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I had a quater skin infecction with puss and oil that looked like road rash and a week later one formed on my arm, could this be related to hiv?

HIV: This sounds like a case of cellulitis, possibly with staphylococci with recurrence. Whether it has anything whatever to do with HIV would only be significant if you have the disease, and have become profoundly immunosuppressed as a result of long-standing untreated disease. If you are concerned about possible exposure go and get tested. The 4th generation immunoassays are excellent. ...Read more

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Can headache due to HIV seroconversion last for over 5months? Tested neg but still has body aches, dry skin, 4 smal rash on back.Cud it still be hiv

Can headache due to HIV seroconversion last for over 5months? Tested neg but still has body aches, dry skin, 4 smal rash on back.Cud it still be hiv

NOT HIV: Nope. Not at all. Who is providing you health care? There are a thousand other more common things than hiv. The symptoms you report do not in any way sound like an HIV infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is the following an indication of hiv? Hello. My ex and i had sex a little over a month ago. She was exhibiting a thrush like rash. After we had sex it resulted in me having a similar rash. My skin on the under side of the penis turned red, flaked, th

Is the following an indication of hiv? Hello.  My ex and i had sex a little over a month ago.  She was exhibiting a thrush like rash.  After we had sex it resulted in me having a similar rash.  My skin on the under side of the penis turned red, flaked, th

Unlikely, see MD!: What you describe is unlikely to be hiv. Without a picture of the rash i would assume it is thrush (candida) or genital herpes. Whatever it is, it needs to be treated. Furthermore, you need to be checked for other sexually-transmitted disease that do not necessarily cause immediate symptoms, i.e. Chlamydia, syphilis and hiv, see a physician stat; if you have no regular physician go to a sti clinic. ...Read more

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White blotches on my palms of hands. very itchy skin with rash. What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!

White blotches on my palms of hands. very itchy skin with rash.  What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and get tested for various STDs. ...Read more

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