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Does HIV rash come before fever?

Does HIV rash come before fever?

Not necessarily: During acute HIV acquisition fever chills muscle aches diarrhea and night sweats can't be present. There are no exact sequence of events that will happen. Rash me or may not come before fever. Night sweats may or may not come before this as well. Keep in mind that only approximately 30% of people that acquired HIV virus will have an initial symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


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Can a HIV rash appear without fever or the other HIV symptoms? Thank you

Can a HIV rash appear without fever or the other HIV symptoms? Thank you

Yes: The short answer to your question is yes. You may develop a fever without any other symptom. There may be no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning /weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. S

SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning /weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. S

Burning weakness: There are many other causes that can account for your symptoms starting with vit B12 deficiency that you suffer from that are much more likely to be at the root of your symptoms. However, if based on your sexual history there is any chance you might have gotten HIV it is highly recommended to have the test done and finding your HIV status. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning/weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. Sore throat sometimes. Before that I had master health check& everything was fine. Biopsy/endoscopy cause HIV?

SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning/weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. Sore throat sometimes. Before that I had master health check& everything was fine. Biopsy/endoscopy cause HIV?

India: I don't know the standards at the clinic where this was performed. However, standards of care would require that sterilized equipment be used & that medical staff scrub up. If that is observed, then you should not have contracted HIV via these procedures. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash comes only with fever? And it is flat or bumps? Thank you

Does HIV rash comes only with fever? And it is flat or bumps? Thank you

Unusual: The rash associated with HIV is often flat and lacy, although a variety of rashes have been described. Lots of other infections cause rash as well (syphilis is one not to miss). And, usually people with acute HIV also have other symptoms like fatigue, sore throat, nausea, etc the cdc recommends that all adults be tested for hiv, so if it crosses your mind to think hiv, then go ahead and get tested. ...Read more

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Is HIV rash usually accompanied with fever? Is it itchy? Would it appear on its on?

Is HIV rash usually accompanied with fever? Is it itchy? Would it appear on its on?

HIV: Acute HIV infection may present symptoms in only 20-50% of patients. However if there are symptoms, they are very nonspecific and may be similar to other viral illnesses such as mono. Fever is very common 96% and rash is seen in about 70%. Most commonly rash involves whole body and may or may not itch, also may see mouth, genital and rectal ulcers as well ...Read more

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Would single small canker sore that came 1wk after protected sex w/ 1 girl & 4wks after another be a sign of hiv? No fever or rash. Am I likely neg?

Would single small canker sore that came 1wk after protected sex w/ 1 girl & 4wks after another be a sign of hiv? No fever or rash. Am I likely neg?

Probably negative: You don't say whether you have had canker sores previously, if so then the activity triggered a recurrence. If not, then the protection wasn't as effective as you were hoping. The chance of HIV transmission is small using protection and symptoms would be unlikely at this timeframe. The only true way to know would be to get an HIV test, and maybe one for your partner to rule out concerns. ...Read more

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The primary HIV symptoms like fever, rash, sore throat, etc., comes together or it is possibilty to experience some and some not?

The primary HIV symptoms like fever, rash, sore throat, etc., comes together or it is possibilty to experience some and some not?

If you think you've: If you think you've been exposed, don't wait for the symptoms. Get tested. You can even buy the test at the pharmacy.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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I know HIV symptoms vary from person to person. But if there is fever+Flu+swollen Lymph node and if it is related to HIV then do rashes also come?

I know HIV symptoms vary from person to person. But if there is fever+Flu+swollen Lymph node and if it is related to HIV then do rashes also come?

Rash and HIV: Certainly HIV disease can give you a fever and enlarged lymph nodes AND A FEVER. But so do many other diseases, many of them benign viral diseases. Instead of worrying and guessing, better to go see the doctor and get tested. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex with a stranger (woman) about 4 weeks ago. Since then I've been worried about HIV. I have a mild sore throat but no fever/rashes?

Not related: Sore throat is not the usual presentation for HIV and symptoms from HIV do not usually occur this early. But there is no way to tell if you might have contracted HIV even if your partner had it. The only way to tell is to get tested. In the future, using protection will spare you a lot of worries. ...Read more

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Think I have HIV I cant even tell anyon have rash and hot body with no fever kidney hurt me but not anymore and other stuf tell me what is it?

Think I have HIV I cant even tell anyon have rash and hot body with no fever kidney hurt me but not anymore and other stuf tell me what is it?

Can not diagnose: This using this forum. You note that you have had unprotected sex and you indicate that you are concerned that you may be HIV positive. Please get an HIV test to know. ...Read more

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Can a primary HIV rash occure as 3-4 pimples on the back, without fever or other symptoms? Thank you

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

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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

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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I have beau lines on all of my fingers, persist thrush, lowgrade fever, lymphnodes, rash, hiv tested negative multiple times. Anybody help??

I have beau lines on all of my fingers, persist thrush, lowgrade fever, lymphnodes, rash, hiv tested negative multiple times. Anybody help??

Resistant thrush: There are numerous cases of resistant thrush that is resistant to nystatin and/or fluconazole. I have seen this several times in practice and have had to use higher dose fluconazole in combination with terbinafine on several occasions for the affected patients. I would recommend evaluation by an immunologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get one or two acute HIV symptoms (ex. Slight headache and muscle soreness but no rash, fever, nausea)? PLEASE HELP?!

Is it possible to get one or two acute HIV symptoms (ex. Slight headache and muscle soreness but no rash, fever, nausea)? PLEASE HELP?!

See details: Mild headache and muscle soreness are highly unlikely to be secondary to HIV infection. If you are concerned, get tested. ...Read more

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Which one is realible HIV symptoms (continious fever, lymphnodes, thrush, rash, dry mouth) vs 7 month antibody tests???

HIV test: The only reliable way to know if you have HIV is to be tested. Current (4th generation) tests will test not only for the antibody, but also for the viral antigen. The other symptoms you noted may be seen in HIV; however, they may be seen in other unrelated conditions as well. If you want to know, get tested. ...Read more

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Sex protected w/ girl 1wk &4wk ago. Small bump on roof only last a day. Dull ache in testicle.2 pink flat circle on butt. No itch/fever/rash. Hiv or no?

Sex protected w/ girl 1wk &4wk ago. Small bump on roof only last a day. Dull ache in testicle.2 pink flat circle on butt. No itch/fever/rash. Hiv or no?

Probably not: But the best thing that you can do is to be tested for HIV as well as for other stds. Go and get this done and you should not have to worry. Good luck. ...Read more

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Protected sex. Status of the person unknown. If they had HIV would a sore throat that wasn't accompanied by a fever or rash likely be a symptom of hiv?

Possible: Everyone has different presentation of the prodrome (the initial phase of hiv), ranging from nothing to mild cold resembling symptoms to those resembling full blown flu or tonsillitis. Protected sex is better than unprotected but is not 100% guarantee against HIV acquisition. If the exposure is recent, the only way to be tested would be to check HIV viral load since antibody test may be negative. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more