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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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What does rash from acute HIV look and feel like?

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What does rash from acute HIV look and feel like?

It varies : Any type of rash could occur in HIV, depending on the etiology and the level of immunodeficiency. Best way to diagnose HIV is through blood test or oral swab ...Read more

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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?

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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?

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

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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?

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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?

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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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What dose an hiv rash look like?

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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

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How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

See below: ARS symptoms are variable in scope and timing. It is best to get tested if you have any doubt about being infected. Consult this site for image of HIV rash. https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A86.J3bK.AlV.0sAFConnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0MzkwOG5yBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwNF8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&va=hiv+rash+pictures+symptoms&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001 ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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