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Hiv Rash Picture
Is folliculitis an early sign of acute HIV infection ?If so, please please show me a picutre. I have many rash and folliculitis .
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
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
Infectious disease: I am not sure what is the complete blood picture in your mind. Infections do reveal some signs in the blood work. Blood counts for example may show abnormalities depending upon the type of infection. There are specific blood work to identify and confirm the infections. ...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 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?
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
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