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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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What would a HIV late or aid person look like. Would they look healthy without the medicine?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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What would a HIV late or aid person look like. Would they look healthy without the medicine?

Yes, healthy looking: Most people with HIV look perfectly healthy. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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What would a person look like in the late stage of HIV or with aids. Due to the fact the immune system is already weak!

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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What would a person look like in the late stage of HIV or with aids. Due to the fact the immune system is already weak!

Normal, need test: This is the second time you've asked a similar question. Most people with HIV look healthy even with a weak immune system. Sometimes there is weight loss, dry skin, and fatigue, but even with advanced AIDS, most people look fine. If you are worried someone you know might have HIV or is at risk, suggest testing. For sure do not judge a possible sex partner by appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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How does an HIV hive look like?

Dr. Martin Raff
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How does an HIV hive look like?

HIV: Urticaria (hives) secondary to HIV disease is no different than due to anything else. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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What does an HIV rash look like?

Dr. Morris Westfried
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What does an HIV rash look like?

Varies: It can look like red blotches called kaposis sarcoma, it can be non specific rash early in the disease, amd have raised areas which can be inflammatory or signs of infection. If there is a concern testing by a md to document whether this is HIV is very important. Do not delay be evaluated and start treatment as early as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does hiv rash look like? And where does it appear?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does hiv rash look like? And where does it appear?

Not specific: Rash due to HIV varies with the stage of disease and related complications. Rash may be due to fungal infection of the skin due to immunodeficiency, Kaposi's sarcoma, nutritional deficiencies due to intestinal lesions, bacterial infections of the skin. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/CON-20013732 ...Read more

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
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Wut does an HIV rash look like?

Dr. Lonna Larsh
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Wut does an HIV rash look like?

See photo: About 50% of people who get infected with HIV will have a rash 2 - 3 weeks after infection. It can be quite mild, and there can be other associated symptoms like sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, loss of appetite, generalized achiness, etc. All together, about 70% of people have some sort of symptom after infection, and they last for a day to a week. Get checked if you are worried. ...Read more

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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What does early HIV rash look like?

Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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Not one answer: There is no definitive rash that marks early HIV infection. Most patients do not develop any rash while others may get spots, pimples, psoriasis-like plaques, etc. Etc. If youre concerned about hiv, it is easier and faster to get an HIV test than to begin deciphering the meaning behind a rash. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Wut does an HIV rash look like?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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HIV Rash: Signs and symptoms of this HIV rash include brown or red razor skin bumps resembling eczema. Bumps are dark red and brown in individuals with light skin while in those having dark skin; these bumps are dark purple and black. Rashes affect any part of body, but develop mostly on areas such as the face, hands, feet as well as trunk. Some individuals may experience blisters in the moist regions. ...Read more

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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What dose an hiv rash look like?

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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What dose an hiv rash look like?

HIV urticaria: HIV rash is a common symptom of HIV infection. Around 85% of HIV positive individuals will experience a rash at some point in their infection. More than several HIV medications in and of themselves can cause rash as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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What does acute HIV rash look like?

Dr. Martin Raff
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What does acute HIV rash look like?

HIV : Usually maculopapular like measles, but can be hives, or almost any other form. If you think you may have HIV disease please go and be tested asap. ...Read more

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