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What does an HIV rash look like?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Peter Katz
Dermatology
In brief: HIV rash
The rash of HIV is very non-specific, occurs within 2 months of contracting the virus and is associated with flu like symptoms.
The rash is usually itchy and has small red bumps, usually starts on the trunk, sometimes small ulcers in the mouth. Very similar appearing rashes occur because of many viral infections however, and if you believe you have been exposed to hiv, it is best to get tested.

In brief: HIV rash
The rash of HIV is very non-specific, occurs within 2 months of contracting the virus and is associated with flu like symptoms.
The rash is usually itchy and has small red bumps, usually starts on the trunk, sometimes small ulcers in the mouth. Very similar appearing rashes occur because of many viral infections however, and if you believe you have been exposed to hiv, it is best to get tested.
Dr. Peter Katz
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