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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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Hiv rashes are they early symtoms or later stage symptoms?

Hiv rashes are they early symtoms or later stage symptoms?

Both and neither: There is marked variability in the symptoms of HIV. Rashes can occur at any stage and may not occur at all. If you have any doubt, get tested. God forbid, you test positive, there are effective treatments. ...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

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Do you rashes if you take HIV drugs?

Do you rashes if you take HIV drugs?

Yes: Particularly the family of non-nucleoside reverse transcription inhibitors, known as "non-nucs", such as efaverenz (sustiva). ...Read more

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I was wondering are HIV rashes constant or do they come and go?

I was wondering are HIV rashes constant or do they come and go?

Depends on the rash: The rash associated with acute HIV (red flat rash over trunk ; sometimes face) occurs in 50% and is very transient. Kaposi sarcoma lesions tend to stick around a long time with or without treatment. Eosinophilic (allergic) dermatitis assoc w/hiv tends to stick around w/o therapy ; fungal infections do the same. There are some specific rashes to late stage HIV which also stick around a long time. ...Read more

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Pls I had whitish rashes at the base of my penis and it was followed by swollen iguinal lymphnodes. Could it be hiv?

Pls I had whitish rashes at the base of my penis and it was followed by  swollen iguinal lymphnodes. Could it be hiv?

Unknown: You need to see the doctor for testing and evaluation. This is not an appropriate forum to try to get diagnosis. You must see a physician since it could be very minor or it could be a more significant issue. ...Read more

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I had an unprocted sex 3 days later I had rashes on my face n chest , 2 weeks later I'm down with a sorethroat ,can it be a symptom of HIV?

Probably not: HIV takes time to alter your immune system. These would not be apparent in this short amount of time. However I would see a physician to find out what is causing these symptom. In all likelihood its a simple virus not HIV ...Read more

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Is HIV test negative after 1 year accurate with lots of symptoms of HIV like white coated tounge and rashes on body?

HIV test: You do not have hiv. Your symptoms in no way are diagnostic of hiv. Hiv may be on a list of possible causes for your symptoms but it is probably down a fifty places below other causes. Yes. Your test is accurate at 1 year. You do not have hiv. ...Read more

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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

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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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