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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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Ebv IgG postive, CMV IgG positive,igm negative; what cause my persisting low grade fever, lymphnodes skin rash around collar bone.? Hiv neg 8mon

Ebv IgG postive, CMV IgG positive,igm negative;  what cause my persisting low grade fever, lymphnodes skin rash around collar bone.? Hiv neg 8mon

Need to investigate: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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If skin rash occurs in the early stage of HIV, is it possible for only a --single-- flat rash to occur?

If skin rash occurs in the early stage of HIV, is it possible for only a --single-- flat rash to occur?

Get tested: Symptoms are too variable to serve as an indication of HIV infection. If you had exposure, get tested. You may wish to get a HIV nucleic acid test at about 3-4 months exposure. If it is negative then, and you did not have any more exposures, you could consider yourself free of HIV. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash on my arms and legs. Could I have hiv?

I have a skin rash on my arms and legs. Could I have hiv?

HIV Rash: When a rash presents with initial HIV symptoms – it is usually more prominent on the central body then on extremities. Early HIV symptoms (fatigue, sore throat, mouth sores, joint or muscle pain, fever, headache, rash or swollen lymph nodes) often begin 1 to 2 months after transmission ; may be present from 1 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a woman with hiv ONLY get skin rash between the legs?

Can a woman with hiv ONLY  get skin rash between the legs?

No: Such a rash would not occur as the only symptom of HIV. If you think you were at risk, of course get tested for HIV. But not because of this rash. ...Read more

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HIV rapid test done at 16 weeks no sexual partners since, the result was negative. Is this convulsive? Do i need to retest as suffering dry skin/rash?

HIV rapid test done at 16 weeks no sexual partners since, the result was negative. Is this convulsive? Do i need to retest as suffering dry skin/rash?

You know best: You know your personal and social situation best. If you are in a situation with high HIV exposure, then please do repeat your HIV test. Dry Skin and rash have several causes other than HIV. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Doing a masterbation with a friend cause HIV? To each other...I got a fever and a skin rash it last for a day...q lymph swollen to.I'm scared right no

Doing a masterbation with a friend cause HIV? To each other...I got a fever and a skin rash it last for a day...q lymph swollen to.I'm scared right no

No risk at all: Whatever you have, it doesn't sound like HIV and enjoying time like this with a friend is very safe if it's right for both of you. Congratulations of having a special friend, and love safely and wisely. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex with sex worker 20 years ago but blood test is HIV negative to this day.Now have have family and all have bad allergy and skin rash. Do you think this is related?

Had unprotected sex with sex worker 20 years ago but blood test is HIV negative to this day.Now have have family and all have bad allergy and skin rash. Do you think this is related?

Not likely related : If you mean by allergies - seasonal allergies to pollen, mold, pet dander, etc there that tends to run in families and cannot be "caught" from another person. Skin rashes like eczema often accompanies people with allergies and are common. Again, not contagious. Take care! ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more

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How long do HIV rashes last?

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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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