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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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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 have a huge bumpy rash. It is red and there are distinct bumps inside the rash. I do have hiv. I don't know what it is.

I have a huge bumpy rash. It is red and there are distinct bumps inside the rash. I do have hiv.  I don't know what it is.

!!: While some HIV rashes are mild, others can be severe and even life threatening, due to the level of damage caused to the skin. Two forms of serious skin rashes that can develop through use of anti-hiv drugs are stevens-johnson syndrome (sjs) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (ten).Both can be life-threatening. Seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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A chest n abdonemen red blotches about 2 wks is this a possible sign of HIV or does other symptoms have to accompany a rash for possible HIV?

A chest n abdonemen red blotches about 2 wks is this a possible sign of HIV or does other symptoms have to accompany a rash for possible HIV?

Get tested: As I mentioned earlier, rashes can occur at any stage of the disease, or not at all. If you have any concern, get tested, there are effective treatments available for HIV infection. ...Read more

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Hi, i have a blotchy red rash on my lowerlegs appear after i shower, about ten minutes later it dissapears. Any chance this is a HIV rash? Just wanted to check.

Hi, i have a blotchy red rash on my lowerlegs appear after i shower, about ten minutes later it dissapears. Any chance this is a HIV rash? Just wanted to check.

Cholinergic urticari: This is more likely from cholinergic urticaria which can be triggered by any increase in core body temperature followed by a cooling down phase. This can be prevented by taking an antihistamine prior to the event if proved bothersome enough and is not a serious condition. HIV rash would not have let you off that easily. It is time for you to reconsider your sexual practice to avoid future worries ...Read more

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If you have a HIV rash does one red pus bump comes one at a time at different days?

If you have a HIV rash does one red pus bump comes one at a time at different days?

HIV rashes: Hi this sounds like two different issues from your question. But, remember there are lots of rashes with viral illness. There are lots of rashes from other exposures and possible infections. The most dangerous rash in this scenario would be one caused by syphilis. Syphilis and HIV seem to go hand in hand these days. I hope you are being tested for both. ...Read more

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Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

HIV: This is conceivable, but no clinical findings are reliable in predicting HIV infection. If you have been potentially exposed it is wise to be tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash between chest.Reoccurring..Accidentally fell of trash can with lots of used needles 9 months ago .Had 4 needle stabs..Can it b a HIV symt?

Itchy red rash between chest.Reoccurring..Accidentally fell of trash can with lots of used needles 9 months ago .Had 4 needle stabs..Can it b a HIV symt?

Probably not: But it never ever hurts to be checked. Better safe than sorry. Go to local std clinic and get HIV testing. That is not the usual way to get hiv, and your symptoms and not likely to be related to HIV infection anyway, but do go and be tested. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


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