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Hiv Rash Maculopapular
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
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
3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area (asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?
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
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
What would cause a maculopapular rash that gets worse at night, is minorally itchy and wouldn't cause abnormal blood tests btw dermatologist didn't know?
You may need: You may need a biopsy to find out. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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?
Red small maculopapular rash on sideburns area, lower cheeks, arms, thighs and elbow crease along with sand paper texture. What could it be?
Rash: Your rash needs to be examined by a doctor to give you a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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?
3 y/o w maculopapular rash on both sides of feet up to ankles, hands half way up arm and a few peri-orally. Mild fever, no sore throat.?
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
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
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
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
What could this rashes be? I feel sick and weak my troat hurts, it hard for me to goto restroom. Lost ten pounds. I took HIV test it came back neg.
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
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
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?
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?
Dishwasher got cut n his blood on table. After 2 hours I youched blood then is there any risk 4 HIV considering small cut n rashes in my hand.
Very unlikely: The risk is virtually zero.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dr ED the deliveryman xut hand in front of me and catch plastic so obiously blood is wet n got pn my rashes n cut from plastic. Is this HIV risk.
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
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?
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 had unprotected sex 2 years ago. Last summer, I started having this rashes on the triceps, this spring I had severe dandruf on my scalp. Hiv o no?
Sir I have dry cough night sweating and rashes on my thies is it a HIV symptoms should I go through blood test?
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
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
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
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
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
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