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Which parts of the body does the HIV rash normally appear?

Which parts of the body does the HIV rash normally appear?

Any part of body...: Acute skin rashes due to HIV infection can occur within a few days to weeks after initial infection. This type of HIV rash may be noticed with other symptoms such as fatigue. Though acute HIV rashes may occur at any part of the body, common body sites include thorax, back and palms. ...Read more

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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Took an oral HIV test at a clinic. When the person administering the test opened the package, part of the swab touched her jeans. Can i get anything?

Took an oral HIV test at a clinic. When the person administering the test opened the package, part of the swab touched her jeans. Can i get anything?

No*: The real-life answer is no. *however, anything can happen theoretically, but we can't live our lives that way, can we? There is risk to every single thing in life, such as walking to the clinic, so the key to life is to not worry about the rarest of possibilities. ...Read more

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I had a small cut on my finger & touched a glass with my teacher's blood on it. (it was part of biology class, we learned about blood) can I get hiv?

Inform school/family: Even if you are 18 and of legal age. Inform parents/teacher/doctors all or some you are. The exact scenario you describe is not well described but the literature on needle sticks tell us that HIV risk is about 3/1000 incidents. A important factor is whether HIV exists prior to this and thus for an exposure testing of all subjects is recommended. School, public health departments have guidelines. ...Read more

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I'm HIV positive counts unknown my chin n part of my right side of my face is numb/needle poken should I b worried n does it have 2 do with hiv?

I'm HIV positive counts unknown my chin n part of my right side of my face is numb/needle poken should I b worried n does it have 2 do with hiv?

See an ID doctor: You need to have your HIV levels tested, be placed on therapy and the neurological complications you describe examined and diagnosed. Please do not wait, go and be seen. You could become very seriously ill very quickly. Get better. ...Read more

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If someone accidentally stick part of their hand or finger in your food and then you ate the food will you get HIV from this?

If someone accidentally stick part of their hand or finger in your food and then you ate the food will you get HIV from this?

Extremely unlikely!: Hiv is generally transmitted by blood. If the finger was bleeding and that blood touched the food you ate, unless you had open sores in your mouth, then there is a very slight possibility of infection. However, this scenario is extremely rare. On the other hand, (no pun) hepatitis is far more virulent . So regardless, i would be certain anyone touching my food had just cleaned their hands! ...Read more

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Can i experience HIV symptoms a month after contact? Is fever & night sweating always part of the symptoms?

Can i experience HIV symptoms a month after contact? Is fever & night sweating always part of the symptoms?

Maybe: Hiv disease is like a chameleon. It can present with a wide variety of symptoms on acute presentation, or none at all. Fever and night sweats should be a reason to seek medical attention, but this may not be HIV disease. If you feel you may have been exposed, please go and get tested. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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