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What does an HIV rash look like?

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. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hiv (Definition)

HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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

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What does early HIV rash look like?

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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Living with HIV (Checklist)

Find a doctor specializing in HIV treatment
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Get organized and keep a diary about your daily activities and schedule
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Keep track of what you eat and drink, and when you exercise and sleep
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Talk with your doctor about latest treatment options
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What does acute HIV rash look like?

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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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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Living with HIV (Checklist)

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Know your CD4 count and why it's important
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Know your HIV viral load and why it's important
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Wut does an HIV rash look like?

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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Wut does an HIV rash look like?

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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Living with HIV (Checklist)

TAKING YOUR HIV MEDICATION
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PNEUMONIA SHOT (PNEUMOVAX)
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DAILY EXERCISE SUCH AS WALKING
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Does HIV rash look like fungus?

HIV rash?: I don't know what you mean by HIV rash. There are a variety of skin conditions that can occur with untreated hiv, but there's no such thing as an HIV rash. ...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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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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

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