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Hello doc, how does maculopapular rash look on the body? Can it be hiv-related a couple of weeks after the sex? Does it itch? Where on the body? Thnx

See below: Maculopapular rash just means exactly that, a rash with macules and papules, that can appear anywhere. It can be associated with HIV (if in the appropriate context), as part of the acute retroviral syndrome; it would manifest about 1-4 weeks after exposure/transmission. ...Read more

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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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What is a maculopapular rash?

What is a maculopapular rash?

Flat red area/conflu: Macules are flat red discoloured spots on the skin and papules are small raised bumps
so flat discoloured area with raised bumps on the surface is maculopapular rash. ...Read more

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What is maculopapular rash like?

What is maculopapular rash like?

Bumps and flat spots: Macules are small, blanching pink or red spots. Papules are raised bumps, usually small (1-2 mm). So maculopapular is a rash which combines these 2 -- it can be seen in a wide variety of conditions, from infectious to contact rashes, to systemic diseases. ...Read more

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I'm worried about a maculopapular rash. Can someone view the pics and help me?

I'm worried about a maculopapular rash. Can someone view the pics and help me?

No photos.: I don't see any photos accompanying this question. Also, it would be helpful if we had more information -- how long you've had it, what other symptoms you're having, any new medications or recent illnesses, etc. "maculopapular rash" is a popular term among non-dermatologists, but it is not helpful in narrowing the possibilities. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chikungunya-related maculopapular rash?

What are the treatments for chikungunya-related maculopapular rash?

Chikungunya: Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated w topical corticosteroids (use sunscreen). For itching (urticaria) an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids may be needed for complications. ...Read more

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3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area (asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?

3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area (asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?

Chronic eczema: The hyperpigmentation and excoriation indicate a chronic condition. He needs a steroid oinment and moisturizing of skin. He would be better served however, if you took him to a dermatologist so he could set up a long term program for your child. ...Read more

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What can be done for maculopapular rash?

What can be done for maculopapular rash?

Depends: Maculopapular rash is a descriptive term that represents the presence of primary skin lesions called macules and papules. A long list of differential diagnosis is possible, however, including a drug reaction. Therefore, it is essential for you to have it evaluated by physician in order to arrive to a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Maybe (not). . .: Hypothyroidism isn't usually my first thought when someone complains of a maculopapular rash although underactive thyroid has been linked to various rashes. Instead, loss of energy, undesired weight gain, inability to lose weight, cloudy thinking, depression, constipation, etc make me think more of hypothyroidism. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353 for more info. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have an acquired allergy to my dog or food or something that shows up as a maculopapular rash and causes irritated sinus&eyes?

Is it possible for me to have an acquired allergy to my dog or food or something that shows up as a maculopapular rash and causes irritated sinus&eyes?

Allergies: Yes, allergies to dog dander, foods, etc often develop and may worsen over time and manifest as red rashes, puffy watery eyes, sinus problems, etc. See an allergist or dermatologist if you suspect an allergic reaction is the cause. ...Read more

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Maculopapular rash on chest aft a prostitute gave me handjob with vaginal fluid on her hands. Had protected sex b4 tt but removed condom b4 handjob?

Maculopapular rash on chest aft a prostitute gave me handjob with vaginal fluid on her hands. Had protected sex b4 tt but removed condom b4 handjob?

Rash from prost: Your rash probably has nothing to do with your hand job. Remember, you have sex with every person your partner has had sex with. Be risk averse ...Read more

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How long do HIV rashes last?

HIV: Acute HIV infection is asymptomatic in many individuals. For others however, symptoms like skin rash and flu-like symptoms can develop within 2 to 3 weeks from the time of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus or hiv. The skin rash and other acute HIV infection symptoms then disappear within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Do you rashes if you take HIV drugs?

Do you rashes if you take HIV drugs?

Yes: Particularly the family of non-nucleoside reverse transcription inhibitors, known as "non-nucs", such as efaverenz (sustiva). ...Read more

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Hiv rashes are they early symtoms or later stage symptoms?

Hiv rashes are they early symtoms or later stage symptoms?

Both and neither: There is marked variability in the symptoms of HIV. Rashes can occur at any stage and may not occur at all. If you have any doubt, get tested. God forbid, you test positive, there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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I was wondering are HIV rashes constant or do they come and go?

I was wondering are HIV rashes constant or do they come and go?

Depends on the rash: The rash associated with acute HIV (red flat rash over trunk ; sometimes face) occurs in 50% and is very transient. Kaposi sarcoma lesions tend to stick around a long time with or without treatment. Eosinophilic (allergic) dermatitis assoc w/hiv tends to stick around w/o therapy ; fungal infections do the same. There are some specific rashes to late stage HIV which also stick around a long time. ...Read more

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Do HIV rashes comes and goes in 1-2 hours and comes again after 1-2 days.

Do HIV rashes comes and goes in 1-2 hours and comes again after 1-2 days.

Not HIV: The rash associated with HIV lasts at least several days, often 2+ weeks, and is continuous. Also, rash is never the only symptom of a new HIV infection. A rash that comes and goes this quickly probably is an allergic reaction of some sort. Get medical care if it continues or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Is HIV test negative after 1 year accurate with lots of symptoms of HIV like white coated tounge and rashes on body?

HIV test: You do not have hiv. Your symptoms in no way are diagnostic of hiv. Hiv may be on a list of possible causes for your symptoms but it is probably down a fifty places below other causes.

Yes. Your test is accurate at 1 year. You do not have hiv. ...Read more

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Hi Does hiv rashes appears after 5 months and they appear frequently or they appear one after one I am talking after 5 months of hiv doubts?

Listen buddy: At five months after a risky contact, your ordinary lab screen is almost certain to be positive, and a nucleus acid based text is certain to be positive. Stop doing this to yourself, man. If your labs are clear, give thanks for good health, love safely, and get on with your life. Get the rash diagnosed by a competent physician; this isn't how HIV announces itself anyway. ...Read more

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Pls I had whitish rashes at the base of my penis and it was followed by swollen iguinal lymphnodes. Could it be hiv?

Pls I had whitish rashes at the base of my penis and it was followed by swollen iguinal lymphnodes. Could it be hiv?

Unknown: You need to see the doctor for testing and evaluation. This is not an appropriate forum to try to get diagnosis. You must see a physician since it could be very minor or it could be a more significant issue. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex few monthes back and started to have rashes recently. Red patches with little red spot. So is it hiv?

I had unprotected sex few monthes back and started to have rashes recently. Red patches with little red spot. So is it hiv?

Rashes and HIV: Given the time frame you mention I am much more worried about syphilis. You must be tested. Hiv can show up with a pale full body rash, but this is rare. Syphilis can be deadly. It is time to get to a testing site or to your family doctor. Do not let fear delay you getting the information and testing you need. ...Read more

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I had an unprocted sex 3 days later I had rashes on my face n chest, 2 weeks later I'm down with a sorethroat, can it be a symptom of HIV?

Probably not: HIV takes time to alter your immune system. These would not be apparent in this short amount of time. However I would see a physician to find out what is causing these symptom. In all likelihood its a simple virus not HIV ...Read more

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Rashes on edge of penis is it the infection or sign of hiv?

Need more info: About the nature of the rash, ulcers? Red bumps? Blisters? But not necessarily at all a sign of hiv? You should be tested, though. ...Read more

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I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper back is still the can it be hiv rash?

I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper back is still the can it be hiv rash?

No: Unless you are an HIV patient, even though, it doesn't sound like it. If you have a risk factor for acquiring HIV, get tested or see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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I have been having some rashes on my hand and chest and was wondering if it could be herpes or hiv. I tested + for herpes 1 and - for HIV after 32 day?

I have been having some rashes on my hand and chest and was wondering if it could be herpes or hiv. I tested + for herpes 1 and - for HIV after 32 day?

Rash: Generalized heretic lesion tend to be red raised lesions with a pustular center. Generally isolated not in crops necessarily. As to HIV skin manifestation ms can be many most not primary as much as secondary to other agents. Should seek medical attention and get appropriate testing especially if high risk lifestyle. ...Read more

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What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes from other infections if the HIV is untreated. Like most viral infections, it can give pink dots all over which can run together. ...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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Hiv exposure 8 mnths ago hiv t1 t2 and p24 test at 3, 4, 6 months negative but still having rashes and upper body and lymph nodes in neck area. Retest?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and you should see a doctor. It would be prudent to get retested for HIV nucleic acid. If that test result is negative at 8 months after exposure, that would rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

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I had sex with a girl I sepect to be HIV positive but after 2 days I started pep and the next I saw rashes on hand. What caused the rashes?

I had sex with a girl I sepect to be HIV positive but after 2 days I started pep and the next I saw rashes on hand. What caused the rashes?

Several associations: Rashes can be caused by many things including infections. Was the rash on the girls palms? This may be an indication she has syphilis. Its actually rather uncommon for rashes to be on peoples hands in regards to infectious disease. You need to have comprehensive blood work including RPR and titre, HIV testing and use a condom when having sex. ...Read more

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I have sub centimeter lymph nodes and rashes on front and back of my neck. Cunnilingus on stripper vagina for 1 min, 4 weeks ago, in canada. Not sure of oral health then. Freaking out hiv. Is it ARS?

I have sub centimeter lymph nodes and rashes on front and back of my neck. Cunnilingus on stripper vagina for 1 min, 4 weeks ago, in canada. Not sure of oral health then. Freaking out hiv. Is it ARS?

About Canadians: Keep calm. Cunnilingus with a Canadian isn't the type of carnal activity that causes HIV infections. Cervical centimeter or sub-centimeter lymph nodes have many, many causes, such as common throat conditions. One's regular doctor can check things out. One's dentist can do a twice-a-year dental cleaning. If continued concerns, no more cunnilingus. ...Read more

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Have shingles and have been getting rashes on my leg, pubic area, face, mouth why would my doc want a HIV test, I am offended by this I have shingles?

Have shingles and have been getting rashes on my leg, pubic area, face, mouth why would my doc want a HIV test, I am offended by this I have shingles?

You should be tested: Try not to be offended, your doc has your best interest in mind and is being complete in the work up. 'Shingles' usually appears in a dermatome (meaning that it only follows one single nerve distribution). If we see that it is in MORE than one distribution then we start to worry about other underlying problems because it is not the way that shingles usually presents. I would recommend the test. ...Read more

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29 days ago I kissed a unknown girl on her vagina with just my lips. Now I have lymph nodes and rashes on my neck. Is this related to hiv ars? Freaking out

29 days ago I kissed a unknown girl on her vagina with just my lips. Now I have lymph nodes and rashes on my neck. Is this related to hiv ars? Freaking out

Doesn't transmit HIV: Many things are possible in life, even if rare, so do the math. There are about 320 million people in the U.S.; 160 million are female. About 80% of them are older teens and adults, which is 128, 000, 000 people. About 25% of the 1.2 million HIV-infected people here are women, which is 300, 000 people. The chance of an UNKNOWN woman just having HIV is 300, 000 / 128, 000, 000 = 0.0023 = only 1 in 500. ...Read more

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Lots of bodily problems gradually since December. Seen many doctors. Believed it to be HIV but 7 tests and more over 6 months and specialists suggest that is not the case. Lump feeling in throat when turning left and swallowing. Lots of rashes.

Lots of bodily problems gradually since December. Seen many doctors. Believed it to be HIV but 7 tests and more over 6 months and specialists suggest that is not the case. Lump feeling in throat when turning left and swallowing. Lots of rashes.

ENT: Have you consulted an ENT specialist re. Your throat? I don't know what you meant by lots of bodily problems and thus more details are needed. If you have trouble swallowing, a GI evaluation should be included. As for the rash, does it itch or burn? ...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